Perhaps I should clarify this a little further. Using Q-emuLator, my boot first loads SMSQ_QEM and restarts with the same boot, I will always do this or use QPC2, I am not really looking for a BBQL solution as it is development for other things.
Where this [code]IF VER$<>"HBA" THEN LRESPR "WIN8_SMSQ_QEM" END IF[/code] loads SMSQ and fails the second time around (as designed, so all good) as the same boot loads again, I then load (still in the same boot) the TURBO_SMS_CODE appropriate for SMSQ based system. This is all fine, however, I am developing the boot for different setups and change them a lot depending on what project I decide to work on. This means re-running the boot several times in the one session to test what I am trying to do and I don't want to keep using up space re-LRESPR the TURBO toolkit. Using another toolkit to test for the existence of a keyword in the TURBO toolkit would then mean using another method to test for that additional Toolkit, a catch 22. So I may try the WHEN_ERR method as soon as I find the documentation on it. Lee Lee On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users < email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Tobias, > > The WHEN solution is great, but on some version of QODS, the WHEN ERRor > did not work. > > There are some people still using AH,JM, roms which may have problems with > WHEN ERRor > > -- > Regards, > > Derek > > > On 17/08/17 10:39, Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users wrote: > >> After I sent this, I realised a bit of explanation might be in order, as >> WHEN ERRor is not so well-known: >> >> When the interpreter passes a WHEN ERRor/END WHEN pair during normal >> program execution, it doesn't do anything with the commands inside the >> clause but remembering "I should do this in case an error occurs". So, line >> 1020 is not executed if no error occurs in line 1050. But in case there is >> an error (the interpreter choking on the MANIFEST statement it doesn't know >> when TT is not loaded), line 1020 is executed, telling us TT is not loaded. >> >> After 1020 was executed, the program is continued at the point /after/ >> the error occurred. >> >> The empty WHEN ERRor clause (1060-1070) simply de-activates error >> processing back to "normal". >> >> Line 1080 will thus have the variable TurboTkLoaded to 1, if 1050 was >> executed without a problem, and set to 0 in case there was an error. >> Because we have made sure line 1050 is the only line that can be executed >> while error processing is active, we clearly know the only problem in 1050 >> can only be "bad name". So it is important to pick a "test command" from >> the toolkit you are testing for that cannot choke on a different error than >> "bad name". MANIFEST is pretty ideal for this. >> >> Tobias >> >> Am 17.08.2017 um 11:25 schrieb Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users < >>> firstname.lastname@example.org>: >>> >>> Lee, >>> >>> there are a number of toolkits that allow you to check for specific >>> other toolkit commands loaded or not - But this is a bit useless as it >>> leaves you with a chicken-and-egg problem: How to check whether the >>> checking toolkit is loaded? >>> >>> Your best bet on SMSQ/E would be a WHEN ERRor clause you place just in >>> front of a Toolkit command you are about to execute: >>> >>> 1000 TurboTkLoaded = 1 >>> 1010 WHEN ERRor >>> 1020 TurboTkLoaded = 0 >>> 1030 END WHEN >>> 1040 REMark Execute a Toolkit command >>> 1050 MANIFEST : x = 100 >>> 1055 REMark de-activate error checker >>> 1060 WHEN ERRor >>> 1070 END WHEN >>> 1080 PRINT "Turbo Toolkit loaded:"!TurboTkLoaded >>> >>> On a QL with non-working WHEN ERRor commands (pre-MG) you are a bit >>> doomed, the only thing I could probably come up with is writing a BASIC >>> program that PEEKs the name list, which is not quite so simple. >>> >>> Tobias >>> >>> >>> Am 17.08.2017 um 10:49 schrieb Lee Privett via Ql-Users < >>>> email@example.com>: >>>> >>>> I originally posted this on the forum: >>>> >>>> Hi community, I have searched for this on the forum but cannot find an >>>> entry but I am sure this has been asked before. >>>> >>>> I currently test for the presence of the HBA ROM in a boot program using >>>> VER$ and would like to test for other toolkits, specifically the TURBO >>>> toolkit. Is there a way to do this automatically in a boot so that when >>>> subsequent runs of the boot it is not loaded again in one session? >>>> >>>> e.g. for the HBA version I use: >>>> >>>> Code: Select all <http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2063#> >>>> IF VER$<>"HBA" THEN >>>> LRESPR "WIN8_SMSQ_QEM" >>>> END IF >>>> >>>> >>>> I feel there must be a way to test for TURBO toolkit, any ideas? >>>> >>>> A reply from Derek suggested the following: >>>> >>>> There is a keyword: TK_VER$, but only returns the version of Turbo >>>> Toolkit, >>>> which is the same for the SMS and QDOS versions. >>>> >>>> A simple way would be to add "SMS" in the version number. Which would >>>> mean >>>> a new version of Turbo Toolkit. >>>> >>>> The SMS version calls the SMSQ/E extended traps, where the QDOS does >>>> not, >>>> so maybe a test for SMSQ/E extended traps is the way, but I would favour >>>> the about alteration to TK_VER$. >>>> >>>> George Gwilt used to maintain Turbo and maybe the Toolkit. I think this >>>> message needs to be posted in the QL-USERS mailing list, George Gwilt >>>> reads >>>> that list. >>>> >>>> Any views at all? >>>> >>>> Regards Lee Privett >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> QL-Users Mailing List >>>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> QL-Users Mailing List >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> QL-Users Mailing List >> >> _______________________________________________ > QL-Users Mailing List _______________________________________________ QL-Users Mailing List