On 4/8/2013 9:20 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > On 2013-04-08, at 14:58, Ted wrote: > >> OK, I set the default load device to 8. This gave me 2 more bytes to use the file name "0:?*" > Really "0:?*"? :-) I see you wanted to make William happy at the cost of an extra byte ;-) > >> I think the next thing should be a 'key combo' that will sys48979, to the autoboot routine without having to power of and on the machine. >> Any suggestions on the key combo, maybe 'CONTROL'& some other key. > I think, I'd go the "Apple way" and use a single letter for boot options. They e.g. use 'c' on boot for booting off an optical drive (presumably because some time ago it was only C[D-ROM] drive). And other single letter combinations for other boot options. > > Why not use a single letter or digit (for device #)? How about '8' for booting off drive #8? Or 'b' for autoBoot? > > >> I was also thinking... Instead of command error, (?SYNTAX ERROR), attempt to load and run the file from disk, if not found then, goto ?syntax error. >> This would make the BASIC interpreter a DOS like command processor. > I am not sure if I understand this.. Do you want to display "?SYNTAX ERROR" when the boot fails? I don't think this to be good idea. I think I'd rather use KERNAL message like I/O ERROR #x. This would clearly distinguish boot errors from BASIC errors. Besides - I believe KERNAL can do it by itself with proper MSGFLG setting. > I think the latest ROM's are useful at this point. They have only been tested with VICE emulator. I have an EPROM burner and plan on doing a real test ASAP. The source and ROM images can be found on http://www.minows.net Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2013-04-08 14:01:22
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