Commodore printer codes

From: John Phipps (
Date: 2001-07-14 00:13:24

Hi all,

Just reading the discussion on control codes, reminded me of a strange bug
that happened on the PET set up I used to use at school. It was 4032 machine
linked to a 4040 disk drive and 4022 printer (I think), via an IEEE-488
cable. I found out somehow, that if you included the graphic symbol '+' (not
'+' as in plus or minus, but a larger character - chr$(217) or chr$(219), I
forget which), in a REM statement, the PET would stop printing as soon as it
reached this, and 'syntax error' would be displayed on the screen. To carry
on printing, you had to list from the next line down. Never understood why
this should be. Anyone else come across it?



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