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Josh Bensadon
December 3rd, 2016, 05:22 PM
Hi guys,

Just dropping a line to say I'm at the World of Commodore show this weekend in Toronto.

Of course, I'm not a big Commodore guy... but it gave me opportunity to show off some tight coding.

Bill Gates & Paul Allen in 1975 wrote 4K BASIC for the ALTAIR 8800. Paul Allen wrote a boot loader in 36 bytes, Bill Gates then published his boot loader with only 20 bytes. I worked out a shorter loader and managed to get it done in just 14 bytes. That should save a few seconds in loading... it's not significant, but I'm happy with it. It also cuts down on the number of bytes that could be entered wrong.

Cheers,
Josh Bensadon