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Always bear in mind when writing sub-routines, that you do not necessarily have to Jump into’ the sub-routine at the same point, i.

And it recurs throughout the early chapters of the book, as they explicitly tell you where to hit return in case you’ve miraculously forgotten. I recently inherited the original instruction manual from the first computer my family ever owned, the Amstrad CPC User Instructions. But software quality assurance and refactoring magic aren’t just left up to the wonderous copy cursor.

One intriguing idea from the Amstrad, which seems to have been abandoned by the side of the information highway, is ‘ the copy cursor ‘. I’d like to write a little about it, if I find the time, but that’s enough for now.

The book 61128 you through every aspect of the computer, the hardware, the operating system, and two programming languages BASIC and Logo.

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It was sold with quite a good quality monitor monochrome green or color and a built-in 3″ floppy disk drive 2 x KB. Important When you reach the right hand edge of the screen by entering 40 characters on a line, the amnual character will automatically appear on the following line at the left edge of the screen. Now type in the letter ‘r’.

I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten, but equally surprised at how ready those memories were to spring back into place. Join our Mailing List by adding your email address below and be kept up to date with lots of information including: These days it’s all “merge this, rebase that, man page if you don’t grok” and the eyes are left spinny.


The serial number is ccp this system was kindly donated by Benn Reynolds. In general it is preferable that you type instructions or programs using lower case small letters, since it will help you spot typing mistakes when LISTing the program – because the mis-typed BASIC keyword will NOT be converted to upper case.

I find something adorable in their vociferous way of describing the amstrzd. The trick is to write your code in lowercase and see that the interpreter finds your keywords and shifts them to uppercase:. Now press the [COPY] key until the copy cursor is positioned over the space between ‘you’ and ‘name’.

Please be assured that any amount you feel amsttad to donate will make an immediate and significant impact. Just reviewing the book was a joy in itself. They lead to ‘structured’ programs, and develop good 1628 habits. This is how keywords appear when a program is LISTed by the computer.

The main cursor has moved but the copy cursor stayed where it was. The modern age is all too brief in its belting-around-the-headedness-about-the-simple-things.

You will notice the main cursor has not moved, so there are now two cursors on the screen. To correct the second mistake, hold down [SHIFT] and press the cursor up key until the copy cursor appears over the very beginning of line The CPC was launched in The CPC also has the following graphic Modes – x pixels, x and x It then detaches itself from the main cursor and can then be moved around the screen independently.

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There’s another cpd tip on detecting errors in your code. Well designed subroutines are a principal part of computing. The more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Consider this startling example of using ‘ the copy cursor ‘ to correct a typo. Press [COPY] until the copy cursor is positioned over the quotation marks next to say.


Copy Cursor Method The copy cursor is another cursor in addition to the one already on the screen which comes into view when you hold down [SHIFT] and press one of the cursor keys. The serial number is and this system was kindly donated by Benn Reynolds Manufacturer: Whoever said “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” must’ve been one of those filthy Commodore 64 programmers, I guess.

There were 3 text modes, 80 characters x 25 lines – 40 x 25 and 20 x Like theonly 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data.

Our unit is complete with software and manual.

To correct the mistakes mqnual line 10 and 30, hold down the [SHIFT] key then press the cursor up key until the copy cursor is positioned over the very beginning of line The amount colors available were dependent on the video mode in use. Now press the space bar once.