[TUHS] Determining what was on a tape back in the day

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Sun Nov 19 11:04:46 AEST 2017


List start,end 
Is standard Dartmouth basic from Kemeny & Kurtz - (aka K&K) which was the equivalent of K&R in those days.  [i think I have my Dad’s copy from they early 1960’s - which is what he taught me with in 1967].

And Yes DEC basic supported it 

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 7:42 PM, Don Hopkins <don at DonHopkins.com> wrote:
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>> On 19 Nov 2017, at 01:35, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
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>> On Sat, 18 Nov 2017, Arthur Krewat wrote:
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>>> Tail for BASIC. On a slow printer or CRT, you could ^C and only see the last few lines. Better than printing out the entire thing from the beginning.
>>> 
>>> Or did it have a way of listing only a certain range of line numbers?
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>> Can't speak for DEC's dialect.  Apple's dialect supported LIST start,end and Microsoft's dialects supported LIST start-end (with some supporting the comma variant as well).
>> 
>> Never heard of a backward LIST before. o.O
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>> -uso.
> 
> Maybe there was a corresponding RUNREVERSE command!
> 
> -Don
> 


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