CoCo Editor


I’ve almost always had a message out routine. It started out as just a bare bones routine. Echoed characters till it found a zero. Just recently I started adding features to it. The first big one I made was making ] be the terminator. The advantage is that you can put the terminator in the character string and not have to add another line for the terminating zero. On the coco the ] character is shift-down-arrow. It never shows up in a basic program. I had replaced the zero with a [. Not good it broke the old code. Easily fixed. I made the zero be another terminator. Then I added ] as a carriage return terminator. On the coco it is shift-right-arrow. It also never shows up in a basic program. And now at last I made the ] just a carriage return. I don’t think that I’ll get much better than that.

By earlcasper

Retired US Postal Clerk. BS at University of Washington. Studied computers at Arizona State University. Lives in Kansas City KS.

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