> > > I guess the question becomes, what do you want it to do? > > What does the Model 100 ROM do when you save that program as ASCII? > > If it keeps those bytes as binary for VT to do the same behavior it would > have to understand whether it's detokenizing a token, a string, the > contents of a REM statement or possibly even hidden machine language packed > into hidden program lines. > > -- John. >
The 100 ROM definitely keeps the character values as their ASCII binaries when you save with ,A. I tried it with: 10 PRINT "▒█▒█▒" SAVE "TEST",A and TEST.DO had exactly the text above.