[Coco] Extended BASIC Helper Utilities

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Tue Mar 21 09:56:28 EDT 2017

... I mean a text file (or several) that listed the token numbers of every of 
the five flavours of Coco BASIC (CB, ECB, ADOS, ECB2, ADOS3).

Le 2017-03-21 à 09:54:00, Mathieu Bouchard a écrit :

> Given that both ADOS and Coco3 added more token numbers, and that ADOS didn't 
> take the care of numbering them from the end of the available range, there 
> was a conflict which would cause ADOS's additional Disk Basic commands to 
> appear as if they were Coco3-specific commands (HCIRCLE or whatever). Did 
> ADOS-3 include a converter tool for those .BAS files, or was it handled 
> transparently, or did the author just have to rewrite every conflicting token 
> manually using EDIT or POKE ?
> Just curious. I remember running ADOS3 a bit, but not programming for it, and 
> I'm not sure I tried the original ADOS, and I don't even remember what's in 
> ADOS3, but I did notice the conflict while browsing a text file.
> Le 2017-03-02 à 00:19:00, Steve Ostrom a écrit :
>> I fully agree with Art.  I purchased both ADOS and then ADOS-3 from Art 
>> soon after he began selling them, and relied heavily on these excellent 
>> products. My other favorite utilities back in the 80's and 90's were Color 
>> Disk Manager and Color Tape Manager.  As Coco owners, we had some 
>> unbelievably talented software writers that made using and programming the 
>> Coco a wonderful experience.  And the development continues today with 
>> HDBDOS, NitrOS9 , the Coco SDC, and the awesome products from Cloud-9. 
>> (Can you tell I'm still in love?)
>> --- Coco Steve ---
>> -----Original Message----- From: Arthur Flexser
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:38 PM
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Extended BASIC Helper Utilities
>> I hesitate to plug my own product (now available free in the list
>> database), but I know of no better enhanced editing environment for BASIC
>> on the CoCo 3 than that provided by Extended ADOS-3 along with ADOS-3.
>> ADOS-3 can be run from disk, and allows you to use the arrow keys to move
>> up and down in your program, with right arrow putting you into edit mode
>> when you reach the line you want to edit. You can also edit the last
>> direct-mode command.  Extended ADOS-3, which must be burned into a 16K
>> EPROM along with ADOS-3, adds key repeat, which allows you to move right or
>> left by holding down the spacebar or left arrow, and the ability to block
>> move or copy ranges of lines.  The effect is to combine the best features
>> of line editing and screen editing, in my biased opinion.
>> (There are many other features as well, not pertaining to editing.)
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