[Coco] error trapping

Bob Devries devries.bob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 01:51:21 EST 2009

That line I alluded to earlier goes like this:

"Writing programs in assembly language is a lot like digging a fence post 
hole with a tablespoon. It takes a lot of steps, but you have complete 
control over all the dirt."-Jim K. Issel

Regards, Bob Devries

Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's 
native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.

Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willard Goosey" <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] error trapping

> On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 04:48:39PM -0800, Wayne Campbell wrote:
>> I just got this post. I guess you posted it before I posted my own
>> reply.
> Beware the bug.  The Param string needs to have a length or it'll
> default to 32 bytes. :-(  I looked that up in the BASIC09 manual last
> night.
>>You have sshown me something I didn't think about, or realize
>> might be necessary. I've never cleared the cc field before making
>> the call.
> I don't know if it's really necessary.  I think that just got added
> when I was chasing another bug, and left in.
> I don't know BASIC-09 that well, so debugging it can make me thrash
> around wildly.
>> Also, my routine ended up being shorter than yours, so I need to
>> compare the differences and see what you are doing that I didn't
>> think about.
> Well, I'm aiming at a general case, and you might be looking for
> something more specific.  Other than that, the only thing I can think
> of is make sure the filename ends in a newline.
>> Thanks for the help. :)
> No problem!
> Willard
> -- 
> Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
> Socorro, New Mexico, USA
> I search my heart and find Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.
>  -- R.E. Howard
> --
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
> http://five.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/coco 

More information about the Coco mailing list