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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1995 on: March 24, 2011, 10:26:35 am »
Copy(FlipV(Pic1),Pic2,8)
Copy(RotC(Pic2),Pic3,8)

Of course, Pic2 and Pic3 have to be defined and 8 bytes large
When you do this, if your game has an appvar save file, you should have an "Initialized" variable in it or compare it with a version number to make sure the game only does this once (to prevent it from writing back and wearing down your archive).
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1996 on: March 24, 2011, 10:47:42 am »
For any and all drawing commands, command()rr to perform the command on both buffers. (L3 and L6)

A way to manipulate individual bits.

And Try/Catch
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1997 on: March 24, 2011, 10:51:54 am »
And Try/Catch

The OS doesn't throw enough errors for that to be useful, though.

And when it does error, it's usually a RAM clear. You can't really stop that, unless you're willing to operate your calc with corrupted system RAM.

is there also a way to use just B_CALL _getKey so that you can detect key combos (I mean, like with 2nd-> Math)

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:If getkey(54) and (getkey(47)
stuff
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He meant pressing 2nd, then MATH, like you do in the OS. A way to do bcall(_getKey) is

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Asm(EF724926006F)
It involves a whole other key system though.
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« Reply #1998 on: March 24, 2011, 10:54:01 am »
Persistent interrupts would be very cool.  Also, try/catch requires OS level support, which isn't there.  Wait for KnightOS.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1999 on: March 24, 2011, 10:56:07 am »
Stateful ComeFrom and multitasking.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #2000 on: March 24, 2011, 10:59:09 am »
Multitasking would be difficult on a Z80... It can be done, but it would be slow and running two tasks would be slower than running each one separately :D

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« Reply #2001 on: March 24, 2011, 10:59:47 am »
It would be that slow? Aww, man!
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #2002 on: March 24, 2011, 11:00:28 am »
comeFrom might actually be possible, but we can't even access the current pointer right now.

So as a bump for a feature request: Getting PC (or at least the pointer to a label).

It would be that slow? Aww, man!

Multitasking is always slower than two tasks independently. You can't just make a processor suddenly divide into two or something.

And as a reminder, make sure feature requests are things you're actually going to use, not just things that sound cool ;)
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« Reply #2003 on: March 24, 2011, 11:03:30 am »
I would use a stateful ComeFrom, actually. What the stateful means is that it's actually a conditional, so when the argument becomes true, control flow leaps to the ComeFrom from wherever it was in the program.
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« Reply #2004 on: March 24, 2011, 11:04:43 am »
Yeah, the Z80 wasn't designed for multitasking and personally I am glad about that :D The closest you can come to that is using an interrupt. It might be cool to make an interrupt that interprets code like a BASIC language while executing assembly, but the thing is interrupts will slow down your regular code (though it isn't usually noticeable). For example, if your interrupt took 1/220th of a second to run, that would mean that your regular code ran at half of its max speed, I believe.

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« Reply #2005 on: March 24, 2011, 11:06:28 am »
Oh. Now if only we had multiple processors....
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #2006 on: March 24, 2011, 11:13:02 am »
Oh. Now if only we had multiple processors....

...which would make assembly and Axe that much more confusing :D




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« Reply #2007 on: March 24, 2011, 11:59:39 am »
But oh so much more fun.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #2008 on: March 25, 2011, 03:29:53 am »
My spring break is next week.  I will finally have time to pick this project up again so expect an update in about a week.  I know there have been a lot of bugs/feature requests recently that I've probably forgot about or missed, I will try to reread most of the features wishlist, bug reports, and optimization threads on Friday so if there are any other important things you feel I should do not already mentioned in those threads, now would be a good time to bring them up there.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #2009 on: March 25, 2011, 03:53:39 am »
How about a way to send a byte directly to the LCD?
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