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by GeorgeMcGinn
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: BASIC docs & books
Topic: Minimal BASIC documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 4216
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Re: Minimal BASIC documentation

I've seen this book in 1979, 5 years after I entered the computer field. Most other languages should follow what is outlined. Thanks for resurrecting it and taking me down memory lane. Mr. K., this explains what I said in my email to you about SmartBASIC being a better BASIC than the other which wil...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAUSE Command
Replies: 9
Views: 613
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Re: PAUSE Command

Like I said. A pause will free up the CPU cycles the loop was using, but I never said the CPU stops completely. Items stored in memory the CPU needs to protect the addresses so no other process overwrites them. I never said the CPU stops or is rendered inactive – just frees up the resources used by ...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAUSE Command
Replies: 9
Views: 613
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Re: PAUSE Command

When a processor runs at max for extended period of times, heat builds up and can melt components on the motherboard. That happened with my last PC. The repair shop said the circuitry inside the processor melted. I've had memory cards also melt when running production at Verizon as well as motherboa...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAUSE Command
Replies: 9
Views: 613
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Re: PAUSE Command

So if I put a PAUSE in a loop, it doesn't affect CPU load? Wouldn't it stop the loop, thus relieving the CPU From executing all those clock cycles? I guess it would depend on where the PAUSE was placed. I would agree all memory used will not be released. PAUSE command does not affect CPU load and do...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: The End of Smart Basic?
Replies: 12
Views: 944
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Re: The End of Smart Basic?

In SB, like a TechBASIC and other languages on the mobile devices, you can cut/paste the code into SB's IDE. Is that the experience you're curious about? Becasuse of the sandbox, I just can't open a file using SB code and read it from outside SB's sandbox. I have to physically cut/paste and put it i...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: The End of Smart Basic?
Replies: 12
Views: 944
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Re: The End of Smart Basic?

I understand all this, but SB is sandboxed, and regardless of file extensions for code or data, SB cannot access, say, MS Word files located in that app's sandbox, and even SB's access to Dropbox is also sandboxed, and can only access files or code in it. For example, if I want to access data from t...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Email from within a program
Replies: 10
Views: 775
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Re: Email from within a program

Rbytes, I will take a look into this, as with your SB Notes 1.1 you are only building the information in the first 3 lines below, and calling Apple's email program to send the real email. There is nothing wrong in doing it this way, as a copy is saved in the SENT folder. But the code below is the sa...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Pause Function
Replies: 1
Views: 1104
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Re: Pause Function

Awesome. Great thinking. This will work great when I'm reading text and data produced by a program and all I have to do is touch the screen to continue the program. I bet with a little modification I could specify the touch to be a button. This solves a problem when I write a program that produces a...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Play Music continued...
Replies: 7
Views: 726
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Re: Play Music continued...

Tom, rbytes, You could also use the statement: MUSIC_PLAYING (M$) You can use rbytes loop, but instead of on even in addition to, add: IF MUSIC_PLAYING(M$) THEN wait MUSIC_PLAYING returns 1 if musical composition [m$] is currently playing. Otherwise returns 0. So all you need is to test if true, or ...
by GeorgeMcGinn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Email from within a program
Replies: 10
Views: 775
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Re: Email from within a program

Ever since my last post (I had a real rough several months after I moved) so I was in no condition to really evaluate it, but afterwards I have had the time and this is the best programs on how to create and send marked-up HTML emails, where if you tried to do this in the iCloud email App, you canno...