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Now type in the letter ‘r’. The main cursor has moved but the copy cursor stayed where it was.

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There were 3 text modes, 80 characters x 25 lines – 40 x 25 and 20 x It wasn’t long before I downloaded an Amstrad emulator or two and began to relive some of the programming fun of Amstrad Basic. In general it is preferable that you type instructions or programs using lower case small letters, since it will help you spot typing mistakes when LISTing the program – because the mis-typed BASIC keyword will NOT be converted to upper case. The CPC was launched in So now it’s likely I’ll never forget Amstrad Basic again.

They lead to ‘structured’ programs, and develop good programming habits. They only stop adding the word [RETURN] when they get up to teaching you about the return keyword used after a gosubfor awesome fun times.

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It was sold with quite a good quality monitor monochrome green or color and a built-in 3″ floppy amshrad drive 2 x KB. Whoever said “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” must’ve been one of those filthy Commodore 64 programmers, I guess. I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten, but equally surprised at how ready those memories were to spring back into place.


I’d like to write a little about it, if I find the time, but that’s enough for now. The book takes you through every aspect of the computer, the hardware, the operating system, and two programming languages BASIC and Logo.

Rediscovering the Amstrad CPC May 25, australia[code]coloreducationhtmlit industryjavascriptlinguisticsmicrosofttddUX. I’ve had some recent fun building simple programs on the Amstrad emulators but there’s too much to cover here. I find something adorable in their vociferous way of describing the technique. The trick is to write your code in lowercase and see that the interpreter finds your keywords and shifts them to uppercase:.

My friend Dr Richard of brisbane parks fame pointed out that by reawakening such old neurons and marking them as new again, the brain is bound to believe that those memories are of very high importance and mark them cpcc always hot. One intriguing idea from the Amstrad, which seems to mznual been abandoned by the side of the information highway, is ‘ the copy cursor ‘.

The amount colors available were dependent on the video mode in use. Here’s an excellent example:.

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To correct the mistakes in line 10 and 30, hold down the [SHIFT] key then press the cursor up key until the copy cursor is positioned over the very beginning of line See how much tedious typing we’ve saved ourselves?

Now press the [COPY] key until the whole of line 10 is copied. But software quality assurance and refactoring magic aren’t just left up to the wonderous copy cursor.


The more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Press [COPY] until the copy cursor is positioned over the quotation marks next to say. Like theonly 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data.

Just reviewing the book was a joy in itself. It then detaches itself from the main cursor and can then be moved around the screen independently. Web Design by Pure Energy. These days it’s all “merge this, rebase that, man page if you don’t grok” and the eyes are left spinny. And it recurs throughout the early chapters of the book, as they explicitly tell you where to hit return in case you’ve miraculously forgotten.

The modern age is all too brief in its belting-around-the-headedness-about-the-simple-things. The computer does this automatically for you, and will react to an unwanted [RETURN] by printing an error message – usually a Syntax erroreither there and then, or when the program is run.

Their example builds on this code sample, which has a missing ‘r’ on line And it starts from absolute beginner level, in a way that no modern set of instructions ever needs to.