RE: Data Becker CBM-8000 hi-res graphics

Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:00:03 +0300
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Sent from mobile device. Please have understanding.

On 8 September 2017 14:38:47 EEST, "Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud)" <> wrote:
>Hallo Patryk,
>> If I may (rather strongly ;-) suggest - for standard ROMs like the
>BASIC it would be really good to use the "standard" naming as defined
>in e.g. the "Mapping" book:
>My very first thought: why?

Basically for two things:

- source code compatibility, which includes 
- includes compatibility 

- potentially easier cross reference 

>Funny thing, I used this standard naming just until some days ago.
>Precisely: when I started the disassembly of the 8032 ROM. From the
>beginning on I was more or less annoyed by the abbreviations used by
>Commodore like "FA" for "current device number".  Hey man, we don't
>live in the '80s anymore where bytes were more expensive than gold :)
>So I decided to replace all names by, IMHO, more decent ones. And you
>are lucky that I restricted my self to names with a maximum of 14 chars

 It does not matter much if it is six or eight or fourteen. More if it is consistent and compatible with existing informational and programming material. Obviously you can create a new standard naming but it will take a while until the relevant material is rewritten to use it.

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