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by ql_freak
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Proposal for version numbering in filenames
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Proposal for version numbering in filenames

I have had been a member of SQLUC (Sinclair QL User Club [Germany]). They have had a large library of programs written by members (similar as QUANTA). They have had a nice scheme for version numbers in filenames. I want to make a proposal for ONLY NEW programs to use this version numbering ONLY IN f...
by ql_freak
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters

Thanks a lot for your answers. It's more complicated, than I have thought :-( I just wanted to write a program, to make the original Lattice C executable. It's too complicated, I then just did it manually (ALCHP(...), LBYTES(...) and SEXEC ... Unfortunately this didn't work, it's not so easy to make...
by ql_freak
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters

For programs like yours, I'd recommend walking the list of directory device drivers (base address in system variables) and checking the string at $3c in each linkage block - this way, you can build a list of valid directory drivers for this specific machine. I have tried this (afaik). But (at least...
by ql_freak
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters

As the Subject aks: Are their any directory devices which have a name with more than 3 characters (without the trailing digit and underscore) or can a device be defined (with e.g. FLP_USE) with a longer name than 3 characters. Example is a name like "HDSK" possible? I want to write a Super...
by ql_freak
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

With the same argument, you could call QDOS cooperative, because every job can use TRAP #0 to go into supervisor mode and effectively block the scheduler. CORRECT! BTW: I have written a lot of programs, where I have blocked the scheduler. But I have blocked it for about 4 to ten (short, in the mean...
by ql_freak
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EJC (C-Compiler) experiments
Replies: 48
Views: 2855

Re: EJC (C-Compiler) experiments

As I dunno, how I can get the Atari ST Lattice C compiler to work (CORRECTLY) with EJC, I'm now trying to use EJC with the QL Lattice C. First thing, cause it's very usefull, is to use the <ansi.h> header file from C68 (and also PDQC) - NOTE: This seems to be NO standard C header(!). At least it see...
by ql_freak
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

I believe OPL was a development of the language used initially in QL Archive. It's similar as C and C++, they have the same base syntax, but C++ is a totally different language. Archive is a language just for Archive. OPL is a language of it's own, which runs directly under EPOC. OPL is extensible ...
by ql_freak
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Personally, I also liked PSION's BASIC, as found on the S3. I LOVE MY PSION 5 mx PRO! And the language is not BASIC, it's named OPL (Organizer Programming Language, later renamed to Open Programming Language) :-) A mobile computer (fits into the inner pocket of a normal jacket) with a much better o...
by ql_freak
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EJC (C-Compiler) experiments
Replies: 48
Views: 2855

Re: EJC (C-Compiler) experiments

Good news: I have now succeeded in creating an Atari ST disk from the floppy image files for the Atari Metacomco C (with Lattice C Compiler). Bad news: It's exactly the same as the one delivered with PDQC (which has IMHO a bug, see my previous message). So it seems it can unfortunately not be used w...
by ql_freak
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Hi, 10 LET j = 1 20 FOR i=1 TO 1000 30 LET j = i*j 40 NEXT i This sort of bench would complete much faster on Speccy to XT machines with their ROM BASIC. I am led to believe so was QL outperforming IBM XTs and early ATs. Well for BASIC benchmarks one of the fastest home computers was the Acorn BBC....