I was having a play around with the RISC OS Pico distribution earlier, and had a bit of trouble trying to open and read text files from within BASIC.
I tried to do something along these lines, as per the examples in the old BBC Micro User Guide:
Unfortunately I got a type mismatch error. How would I open a text file that originally comes from DOS or Unix in BBC BASIC? I'd naively assumed that it was all ASCII text and would be interchangeable.
A related question: I tried opening some of the BASIC example programs from the Pico zipfile on my laptop (running Linux Mint), but the text was garbled; I could make out some of the BASIC instructions, but it wasn't very readable, to say the least.
Anybody know of a way of converting these files to DOS or Unix type text?