[Coco] Programming in BASIC YouTube series

Stephen H. Fischer SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Fri Apr 29 14:38:22 EDT 2016

Done that!


The original Sticks program with line numbers is in the original zip.


The converted program is listed and US1.zip has the run able program.


Something is wrong with my laptop so I cannot download US1.zip and I cannot find it in my computer.

Anyway I cannot add to the discussion and do not want to, just here and on facebook will I discuss anything.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Flexser" <flexser at fiu.edu>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Programming in BASIC YouTube series

> Stephen, I think the simplest way for you to get people to understand what
> Urbane is and does is to present two versions of the same short program:
> how it looks when typed in Urbane format, and how it looks after the
> Urbane preprocessor has translated the program to standard Basic.
> Art
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Stephen H. Fischer <
> SFischer1 at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> The name "URBANE" was chosen to NOT imply a MODERN language. It is basely
>> only DECB programs that are preprocessed to be interpreted by unchanged
>> DECB. Bummer still, but more human friendly.
>> NOTHING about a high level language applies.
>> There is a project being looked at by Earl Casper to change DECB's
>> language, but that has no timetable.
>> I was astonished by how much more user friendly "URBANE" is just by
>> removing the line number requirement and the two character limitation for
>> variables.
>> I went on to add other things to allow better programming practices.
>> Look first at
>> http://cococoding.com/sfischer/Urbane/Urbane%20Doc%20full%20set/ubn_out.htm
>> That is pure DECB which is a run-able version of
>> http://cococoding.com/sfischer/Urbane/Urbane%20Doc%20full%20set/ubn_in.htm
>> Look at the discussion on
>> http://www.tandycoco.com/coco-forum/basic-ly-speaking for answers to your
>> question and many more.
>> SHF
>> P.S. I hate what you did to my post!!!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Salvador Garcia" <ssalvadorgarcia at netscape.net>
>> To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 10:15 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Programming in BASIC YouTube series
>> >
>> > So, if I understand correctly, URBANE is a high level language that when
>> "compiled" produces a BASIC program that is runnable in DECB? Salvador
>> >
>> >
>> **********************************************************************************************
>> >
>> **********************************************************************************************
>> >
>> **********************************************************************************************
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Stephen H. Fischer <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com>
>> > To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> > Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:56 am
>> > Subject: Re: [Coco] Programming in BASIC YouTube series
>> >
>> > Covering URBANE is compatible with "I never left the minor leagues of
>> BASIC and learned any real or serious languages".It is DECB! You need to be
>> a good DECB programmer to step down to the better language "URBANE".In the
>> end it is a DECB program that you run.This is the language definition and
>> Source.
>> http://cococoding.com/sfischer/Urbane/Urbane%20Doc%20full%20set/ubn_in.htmHere
>> is the runable version ready to be interpreted be DECB.
>> http://cococoding.com/sfischer/Urbane/Urbane%20Doc%20full%20set/ubn_out.htmSo
>> you see, it just is a preprocessor for DECB programs that is much more
>> friendly to humans but results in the same DECB program to run.The
>> discussion on Urbane and the rest of the files including a DECB disk ready
>> to use is here.I am looking for where to place these files, CoCo3.com which
>> hosted the project is no longer is good shape to continue.
>> http://www.tandycoco.com/coco-forum/basic-ly-speaking is where the
>> discussion without me is.The start of the project that is stalled is here
>> is why I wrote URBANE.
>> http://www.tandycoco.com/coco-forum/software-projects/20Have fun.Earl
>> Casper has and is doing more work on his versions, what he has planned is
>> very exciting.SHF----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Strowbridge" <
>> ogsteviestrow at gmail.com>To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <
>> coco at maltedmedia.com>Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:55 AMSubject: Re:
>> [Coco] Programming in BASIC YouTube series> Thanks for the feedback
>> Stephen, this is something I've been wanting to do> for a LONG time and
>> will hopefully fulfill a life-long dream, I never left> the minor leagues
>> of BASIC and learned any real or serious languages.  I> was quite fortunate
>> that once I moved to the PC, Microsoft Quick Basic> compiler allowed me to
>> pick up with zero learning curve and create some> pretty amazing PC
>> software that compiled into a stand-alone EXE file.  This> again kept my
>> creative tank full, but was also so "good enough" that I> didn't need to
>> learn any other languages, and I eventually stopped playing> with BASIC by
>> the end of the 90's, and regret never going to "the next> level" with
>> lower-level languages.> > Seeing how many projects in both hardware and
>> software that are going on,> I'm uber motivated to create a software
>> project to bring to next year's> fest.  The goal of this series was to
>> first re-learn for myself, second to> possibly teach someone who had no
>> previous experience, and lastly, to> create a game (or more).> > I have now
>> also set a challenge for myself to learn 6809 assembly after I> complete
>> this series (Which I will also document via YouTube), and,> hopefully, have
>> a "real" game that I can demo at CoCoFEST! next year,> hopefully even
>> getting it on a cartridge, but baby steps first :)> > > Steve Strowbridge,
>> aka> The Original Gamer Stevie Strow> http://ogsteviestrow.com>
>> ogsteviestrow at gmail.com> > > On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM, Stephen H.
>> Fischer <> SFischer1 at mindspring.com> wrote:> >> How about a series of
>> URBANE programming.>>>> Maybe some use may occur.>>>> SHF>>>> -----
>> Original Message ----->> From: "Steve Strowbridge" <
>> ogsteviestrow at gmail.com>>> To: "CoCo Mailing List" <coco at maltedmedia.com>>>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:38 PM>> Subject: [Coco] Programming in
>> BASIC YouTube series>>>>>> >I started a series on YouTube where I am going
>> back through the process of>> > re-leaning Color and Extended Color BASIC
>> for the CoCo 1&2 to ultimately>> > re-write a number of my BASIC games I
>> created as a kid that I no longer>> > have.>> >>> > Since I have to
>> somewhat re-educate myself to the language, I thought>> there>> > may be at
>> least 1 or 2 other people in the world who may find this>> > interesting,
>> so I decided to make it a chapter-by-chapter series, with>> the>> > season
>> finale being the creation of a new BASIC game.>> >>> > The link to this
>> series is:>> >
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDfh7JjQaSYA1fP5KwRiOwefFIIF1Alid>>
>> >>> > If you already know BASIC, and lower languages like assembly and C,
>> you>> > aren't going to learn anything new here, but anybody who only
>> dabbled in>> > BASIC or perhaps never dug too deep in may find it to be of
>> interest.>> >>> > I have added two more chapters today so I'm currently up
>> to chapter 5, I>> > hope to crank these out at a quicker pace, so hopefully
>> a few chapters>> per>> > week will be the release schedule.>> >>> > Looking
>> forward to hearing any feedback, and as soon as I'm done with>> this,>> >
>> I'm going to jump into the deep end and start to learn 6809 assembly,>>
>> which>> > I have zero previous experience with and document that as well.>>
>> >>> >>> > Steve Strowbridge, aka-- Coco mailing listCoco
>> @maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco
>> >
>> --
>> Coco mailing list
>> Coco at maltedmedia.com
>> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco
> -- 
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

More information about the Coco mailing list