• bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    yep, i coded basic on zx spectrum

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    This %%commentname%% is about %%comment%% and comes with a %%commentguarantee% for a period of %%years%% years.

    Thank you for letting us personally care for you, %%commenter%%

  • (nodebb) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    Calling the Basic you would have written on that machine VBA is about as accurate as calling a velociraptor a chicken.

  • Delta Defender (unregistered)

    The Delta FF text is correct. You spent a positive number of $, and you're past the limit; therefore there is a negative amount of $ left to go to target.

  • Yout Name (unregistered)

    For easy copy & paste bu mesaj test@yahoo.com adresine gönderilmiştir. I got This message was sent to daniel@yop.ze.cx.

  • NoLand (unregistered) in reply to Eric Ray

    Now, here you are, regarding VBA and PETs ;-)

    https://www.masswerk.at/pet/?data=10%3F%3A%3F%22VBA%20-%20%22%3BCHR%24(18)%3B%22V%22%3BCHR%24(146)%3B%22IRTUAL%20%22%3BCHR%24(18)%3B%22BA%22%3BCHR%24(146)%3B%22SIC%22&autorun=true&color=white

  • Fnord (unregistered)

    Regarding the frist one - why not both?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Eric Ray

    Calling the Basic you would have written on that machine VBA is about as accurate as calling a velociraptor a chicken.

    I like the pair of equivalences implied by this: ZX Spectrum Basic == velociraptor and VBA == chicken.

  • MSDOS2.11 (unregistered)

    Impressive. THANK you for sharing this, Bruce. They did the serial letter engine completely in MS DOS batch scripts! Look at all the percent signs, %colleagues% ! (Double percent necessary in FOR loops)

  • (nodebb) in reply to Eric Ray

    Calling the Basic you would have written on that machine VBA is about as accurate as calling a velociraptor a chicken.

    So fairly accurate, then? Velociraptor and chicken are both dinosaurs, one slightly more recent than the other; the BASICs mentioned are both by Microsoft, one slightly more recent than the other.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Gurth

    What, Microsoft wrote ZX Spectrum BASIC? TIL....

  • Worf (unregistered)

    Most 8-bit machines featured Microsoft Basic. The famous exception is Integer BASIC on the Apple II (Woz wrote that), though you could get regular BASIC from Microsoft that supported floating point. Even Commodore BASIC was from Microsoft, though Commodore managed to omit the Microsoft name on their little known Commodore 64. Though it came back on the C128.

  • Worf (unregistered)

    Oh yeah. The FAT filesystem has its origins in Microsoft BASIC as well.

  • Pryukov Tansarev (unregistered)

    Colour Name: Schmetterling

    I guess that fits with the Adidas.

  • (nodebb)

    I just checked the translation issue. It still behaves as advertised. Leave out the period at the end of the sentence and you get a different email domain.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Worf

    Except British computers typically got their BASIC interpreters from British companies: I remember well how Amstrad's splash screen credited Locomotive Software for its interpreter; I think Acorn got theirs from Cambridge University (and the result was more advanced than anything Microsoft was putting out at the time); ... and Sinclair contracted Nine Tiles.

  • scriptninja (github) in reply to Watson

    That last clause sounds like a medical diagnosis.

  • moioci (unregistered)

    anywhere between negative two and three thousand dollars,

    Well, actually, it says, "$-3--2K", meaning negative 3 dollars minus negative 2000. Ergo, $1097.

  • Colin (unregistered)

    Six things is a "deluge" apparently.

  • Stu (unregistered) in reply to Worf

    Most 8-bit machines featured Microsoft Basic.

    Most American 8-bit machines featured Microsoft BASIC. All the major UK-based 8-bit computer vendors (Sinclair, Amstrad, Acorn) had their own BASICs, so no, the ZX Spectrum ran Sinclair BASIC, not Microsoft. The only notable UK machines to run Microsoft BASIC were the Dragon systems, but they were near-clones of the American TRS-80 Color Computer anyway.

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