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by Guesser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Neat. What’s that from?
5 internet points to the first person who recognises it :)
by Guesser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation

I also suck at punctuation. Somebody once even told me that I'm doing it randomly ;) It was many years ago and now I'm better but still no good. Victor’s writing was a sort of code to deceive the enemy, with punctuation marks in unlikely places to confuse anyone who came too close to cracking the c...
by Guesser
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Website
Topic: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: Forum posts: grammar and punctuation

Do I use the ` (left of 1) or ' (between L and Return) as an apostrophe? I find ' (L and Return) easier to press. Yes, the (typewriter) apostrophe key is there to be easy to use. There’s basically no reason to ever use the grave accent key unless you’re writing shell scripts or some forrin language...
by Guesser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Standard ROM entrypoints?
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Standard ROM entrypoints?

What I’m still fuzzy about is this: “anybody whose tried to call BASIC from machine code will need to know this stuff.” I don’t know anybody who does this (aside from the people at Hisoft). The normal course of programming is to either ignore the ROM and system variables altogether, or to use a few...
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Disk drives
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Disk drives

If you use the ROM tape format, and give each file a unique name, then it's fairly trivial for anyone to convert it to whatever system they so desire. Working back in the other direction is more awkward :)
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Disk drives
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Disk drives

If by “support” you mean “accelerate,” then sure. I meant if you wrote something that required one of the "new" tzx blocks that hardly anyone could be bothered to implement to correctly store it or something. I suppose on a technicality the emulators would still support the loader as you could dist...
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What floppy disk drive system do you own AND use?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: What floppy disk drive system do you own AND use?

"You may select up to 3 options"... So yes, vote for both if you use both... Voted for options 1 and 2 as that's what I did use before I got a spectranet and would use if I wanted to use my +3 away from the network, you can subtract those from the grand total if you think that's cheating :lol:
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Disk drives
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Disk drives

2. I misplaced the printout of the results of my latest poll in which I asked every Spectrum owner on the planet if he used “some description of flash/hard disk interface,” but going from memory, it wasn’t “almost everyone” by a long shot. Unless someone out there is filling their house up with Ben...
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Disk drives
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Disk drives

1. Any emulator worth its salt can handle turbo loaders. That’s the general idea behind, well, emulation . They support all the standard turboloaders but if you invent your own, especially if it requires exotic tzx blocks you might hit edge cases. (and you still might end up with it loading slower ...
by Guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What floppy disk drive system do you own AND use?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: What floppy disk drive system do you own AND use?

Hmm, what if you use both 3" and 3.5" drives on a +3, would you vote for both?

Not that I suppose I should vote at all as I don't use my speccies regularly at all, the +3 is all packed up in its box at the moment.