Re: [Ql-Users] Maximum length of files on QL file-system

2017-07-23 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 23 July 2017 at 15:47, Andrea Carpi via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Hello everybody > > Trying to transfer large files between Windows 10, > QPC2, and QL-Aurora-SGC-Qubide I have noticed that there are big > limitations in the maximum length of the files. > > I mean: > - On

Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 19 September 2017 at 21:27, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > Just a rant about the SBasic AND operator. > > Suppose this: > > 10 a=0 > 20 b=10 > 30 if (a<>0 AND b/a=5) > 40 do_something > 50 end if > > Run it and what happens? > > You get an

Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 19 September 2017 at 23:36, Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Neither Turbo nor QLiberator do short-circuit evaluation. > C68 does. > Because it's part of the language definition. Jan -- *Jan Bredenbeek* | Hilversum, NL | j...@bredenbeek.net

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.31 Q40 no boot after configure

2017-11-14 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 14 November 2017 at 13:03, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Hi, > > yes Jochen told me on sundcay that it's OK to be distributed. > Great, now I can finally convert my programs to use the QL config standard rather than having to write my own :). (I've always

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.31 Q40 no boot after configure

2017-11-14 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 13 November 2017 at 18:27, Peter Graf via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Hi Duncan, > > > the version of menuconfig I have is 3.36 and is dated 2003. > > Thank you. That's it! :) With menuconfig 3.36 it worked. > > > The version of menuconfig on Dilwyn's site is 3.34 > > Found

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI info incorrect

2018-06-08 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 8 June 2018 at 15:52, pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > When loading this into RESPR and then doing CALL base+4 I get an >> 'insufficient memory' error. But PEEK_L(base) returns 0 so the code never >> got to the point where it stores the result. >> > Sure, but this is not the whole story. For

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI info incorrect

2018-06-08 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 8 June 2018 at 13:26, pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: It appears that, on an error, QDOS doesnt return here at all! > Correct. > Under SMSQ/E it may return an error (IMEM), but the error code is not > always set! That implies that you could get a wrong result, depending on > what was in D0

Re: [Ql-Users] sBASIC overloading...

2018-06-20 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 20 June 2018 at 22:35, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > Hi all, > > Separately, does the sBASIC in SMSQ or Minerva still scan for > procedures/functions from the beginning of the program, so earlier FN/PROCs > have a speed advantage over later ones like in JM/JS? SuperBASIC (JM/JS/Minerva)

Re: [Ql-Users] sBASIC overloading...

2018-06-21 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 21 June 2018 at 00:43, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > My reason for asking was, I was wondering if an analysis of how frequently > functions were called, and from where, could affect how quickly they would > be stepped to. I have seen this behavior in SuperBASIC on JM/JS and > achieved often

Re: [Ql-Users] QL MODE 8 Flash Bit

2017-10-27 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 27 October 2017 at 19:01, Peter Graf via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Hi, > > today I noticed that my MODE 8 Flash Bit implementation in the Q68 was > never completed. It is 11 years ago that I designed the video > controller, and now I don't even remember how exactly the QL

Re: [Ql-Users] QL MODE 8 Flash Bit

2017-10-27 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 27 October 2017 at 21:03, Peter Graf wrote: > > E.g. when a pixel has red colour with flash on, the rest of the pixels > > on the line will flash between the original pixel colour and red until > > the next set flash bit. > > The "until" is ambiguous. When that next pixel

Re: [Ql-Users] QL MODE 8 Flash Bit

2017-10-27 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 27 October 2017 at 21:51, Peter Graf wrote: > I just noticed the work was in vain, because SMSQ/E does not seem to > support FLASH in MODE 8. At least not if I test with SBASIC. > Indeed SMSQ/E on a QL with Gold Card doesn't flash :(. It also seems to work only when PRINTing

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2

2018-01-05 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 5 January 2018 at 15:49, Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > AF = Awfully faulty > JM = jerkily mended > JS = just stable > MG = mainly good FB - Full of Bugs (has anyone this ROM around? Would be a collector's item ;-)) Jan. -- *Jan Bredenbeek* | Hilversum,

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2

2018-01-06 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 5 January 2018 at 22:33, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > I did have an FB dongle around here once upon a time, but I haven't seen it > in five years. > I once got my hands on an FB machine somewhere in autumn 1984. A local computer store had imported it from the UK

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI - QDOSMSQ eference guide

2018-02-16 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 15 February 2018 at 19:33, Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > > 1. Not called from an S*BASIC context: --> return with nothing done, d0 > is what you put in, so not meant to report an error. Not really a valid use > case > > This _is_ a valid use case for

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI - QDOSMSQ eference guide

2018-02-15 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 15 February 2018 at 11:45, pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > Update: > After sribbling down the example above, I decided to "weaponise" it to > test the following three premises: > 1) Is A1 preserved?: JS, Minerva and SMSQ/E all appear to do so > Correct as far as I

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2017-12-28 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 28 December 2017 at 07:43, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: > Hi, > yes that's a bug. > > Somehow the return stack gets confused/overwitten (stack overflow!), > causing a jump to a strange address where you then will get an illegal > instruction error. > > > I've checcked

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2017-12-28 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 28 December 2017 at 12:59, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: > > Hi, > > To my mind, a "jump to a strange address" is not an address error which > would give rise to that exception. He he that's a language thing :). 'Odd' in English can mean 'strange' but also 'not even'.

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2017-12-28 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 28 December 2017 at 13:10, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: > Hi, > > ok, ok, but I didn't even use the word "odd"! > :) In any case, if you jump to an odd location (whether strange or not even) on a QL you will usually be in big trouble... Jan. -- *Jan Bredenbeek* |

Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2018-01-02 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
Hi Norman, On 31 December 2017 at 19:43, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > Happy New Year one and all. > > I started pcb design a while back too. I use Fritzing and/or Kicad for > mine. Manually routing a pcb can seriously use up a good few hours of your > life! But

Re: [Ql-Users] sBASIC overloading...

2018-06-21 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 21 June 2018 at 15:21, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > > SuperBASIC is quite unique in that it stores the *difference* in length > of > > a line compared to the previous line, along with its line number. This > way, > > because the current line length is also stored in a system variable, it >

Re: [Ql-Users] Odd behavour of the DIR command?

2018-07-26 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
This has always been the problem with substitution devices. One solution would be to rewrite the io.fstrg/fs.headr/etc code to substitute the filenames read as well (essentially chop off the directory path substituted). In case of io.fstrg this means checking if the channel is opened for directory

Re: [Ql-Users] Odd behavour of the DIR command?

2018-07-26 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 26 July 2018 at 13:24, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > > Has anybody got the source code to the SUB device? It does this kind > of substitutions. > I remember having done a disassembly some years ago. Will look when the temperature here drops to non-tropical

Re: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf

2018-03-09 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 9 March 2018 at 16:35, Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote: > > I am sad to inform you all that Sjef van de Molengraaf passed away earlier > this week at the age of 73. > As long time secretary of the Dutch SIN_QL_AIR foundation he will be > remembered by many

Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 29 March 2018 at 11:40, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > I regret to have to report that I heard this morning of the death of > Stuart Honeyball of Miracle Systems. > > He passed away peacefully last night (28th March) at 23:45 of cancer, > according to his wife,

[Ql-Users] QED v2.01 released!

2018-09-25 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
I'm very pleased to present you release 2.01 of QED, my ever popular text editor! This release comes exactly 30 years after version 1.01, which has been included in many QL software distributions. New features include: * Support for TK2 Data Default directories * Editing multiple files

[Ql-Users] QED v2.02 released

2018-10-03 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
QED v2.02 has been released and can be downloaded here . New features - The RC command can now be used to load a file in cooked mode. It is equivalent to the R command, except that CR/LF line endings are

Re: [Ql-Users] Proposal about the file system

2018-10-09 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 9 October 2018 at 16:44, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > In the header file we have the backup date field from what is not used. > Can not be used to insert us from file creation date? > Wouldn't this break any backup software? I've written HARDBAK back in

Re: [Ql-Users] File header info

2018-09-28 Thread Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users
On 28 September 2018 at 11:01, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: > on dbas manual i've found an alternative description of the header.. > >Type Length Name Contents >2 -LENGTHFile Length >1 -TYPE File access