[TUHS] Determining what was on a tape back in the day
krewat at kilonet.net
Sun Nov 19 09:35:51 AEST 2017
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
Or did it have a way of listing only a certain range of line numbers?
On 11/18/2017 6:16 PM, Don Hopkins wrote:
>> On 18 Nov 2017, at 23:37, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org
>> <mailto:dave at horsfall.org>> wrote:
>> On Sat, 18 Nov 2017, Don Hopkins wrote:
>>> Chalk one up for DEC and BASIC. What other programming languages
>>> support that feature, huh?
>> You could probably do it in APL; you could do damned well everything
>> else after all...[*]
> If you LISTREVERSE’ed a Lisp program, it would look like PostScript
> with parens!
>>> LISTREVERSE and LISTNHREVERSE print the contents of the user's
>>> memory area in order of descending line numbers. LISTREVERSE
>>> precedes the output with a heading, LISTNHREVERSE eliminates the
>> Why on earth would you want to?
> I have been wondering about that for years.
> Here’s the manual! LISTREVERSE is documented on page 9-3. Maybe if I
> printed out the "READERS COMMENTS" form at the back of the manual,
> wrote my question in big upper case block letters, then ticked the "If
> you require a written reply, please check here” checkbox, then “Fold
> Here” and “Do Not Tear - Fold Here and Staple” as instructed, I could
> mail in the free first class pre-addressed, business reply mail, no
> postage stamp necessary if mailed inside the United States envelope,
> and they’d write me back a nice letter telling me what the fuck they
> were thinking.
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