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mn64

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mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:18:50 PM »
ok, we'll try attaching it...
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 07:25:14 PM by mn64 »

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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 07:48:51 PM »
Hi all,
    Interesting idea a retro refit. Tried to open in notepad but lost the formatting. Got the formatting back by loading it with WordPad. A nice simple explanation text. Good work!
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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 08:07:12 PM »
it's formatted using LF, not CR+LF, so that's probably what happened. nice to know that wordpad knows what to do with it. i'm sure notepad++ does too, but in softie land i prefer scite.

the reason i called it "retro" is the original was called "mennonite's pretty good intro to qb" (or perhaps "...qbasic.") the plain text one was called "mennonite's plain text intro..." and since this is a qb64 tutorial (it is now...) but aimed at older "languages," this distinguishes it as a tutorial for old-style qb programming; it doesn't even try to show all the important features that qb64 has now.

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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 08:30:24 PM »
Open it in QB64, QB64 opens anything! Whether it's LF, CR+LF, CR or LF+CR the QB64 IDE and INPUT #... know exactly what to do.
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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 09:11:39 PM »
Quote from: Galleon on December 30, 2012, 08:30:24 PM
Open it in QB64, QB64 opens anything!

i'd have to change the .'s to "'"s. i've considered it... or are you planning to add a "text edit" mode like qbasic had? :)

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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 10:19:54 PM »
Just about anything except notepad will correctly handle the various line terminators. (Was it written on an Mac/Linux machine? Just curious.)
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Re: mennonite's retro intro to qb64
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 10:53:23 PM »
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(Was it written on an Mac/Linux machine? Just curious.)"

i think it started in windows, originally. i haven't had windows installed in years. it used to be if i got an old machine, i'd play with the os on it first, before replacing it. now i rarely find any point in even that.

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