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    Who 'am I?

    Hello,

    Since I've been leaving clues all over this message board, everyone
    probably knows who I 'am by now!

    Oh well, If you don't read the regular newsgroups (or this) you may
    not have!

    I merely have an Amstrad CPC computer (also couple of DOS emulators
    running for it on a IBM compatable), play around & program with CP/M
    on that, also play around & do some programming in CP/M-86 on the IBMs.

    Main programming language I use is Turbo Pascal. Although I like to play
    with the low-level code it allows some support for. Since Turbo Pascal
    was what I started working with on my ol' IBM XT, it's what I've
    seemed to have learned best, as an added bonus it's available for the
    Amstrad CPC (under CP/M) & CP/M-86. In programming (using Turbo
    Pascal) I have only done a little porting between these systems. The
    simplier the better (although I like to bring in some routines which are
    highly unportable, but it's the best way of producing what those machines
    are capable of!)

    Regards.
    Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

    #2
    Welcome!

    Welcome to the VC Forum!

    I'm sure you'll be able to find plenty of like-minded folks here in time!

    Thanks for your support!

    Erik
    The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
    The Vintage Computer

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      #3
      who r u?

      Hmmmmnnn...cp/m user rhymes with french luser, but that can't be u cause he uses BASIC as his language of choice
      Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
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        #4
        ROFL.

        I see that guy (French Luser) take tons of grief on the newsgroups!

        Erik
        The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
        The Vintage Computer

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          #5
          french luser

          He sure catches a lot of hell, but he is very knowlegable in BASIC programming, so I gotta respect him for that. Ive never been able to grok programming very well, in any language.

          -T
          Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
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            #6
            Re: who r u?

            "Terry Yager"

            > Hmmmmnnn...cp/m user rhymes with french luser, but that
            > can't be u cause he uses BASIC as his language of choice

            I'm working on that. I'm trying to convince him that Turbo
            Pascal is superior & that it can compile the programs
            (instead of interpreting them).

            Cheers.
            Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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              #7
              Re: french luser

              "Terry Yager" wrote in message:

              > He sure catches a lot of hell, but he is very
              > knowlegable in BASIC programming, so I
              > gotta respect him for that. Ive never been
              > able to grok programming very well, in any
              > language.

              BASIC is easy. I spend some time translating
              someones BASIC program into Turbo Pascal,
              which is very easy to do. I've messed around
              with MBASIC86 & CBASIC86 which simply
              lacks one thing or another. I can add routines
              to CBASIC86, but it's not practical like Turbo
              Pascal or SmallC is.

              But as I was trying to say, it's not hard once
              you know BASIC to learn Turbo Pascal,
              there's tutorals there for anyone who wants
              to use them (even know of a Turbo Pascal 3
              tutorial on the 'net!). I just don't understand
              why he doesn't take up the challenge & learn
              some. I've found translating something from
              GWBASIC or BASICA to Turbo Pascal 3 to
              be fairly straightfoward & show a siginificant
              difference in the speed of the program!

              Cheers.
              Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                #8
                Re: Who 'am I?

                Originally posted by CP/M User
                Hello,

                Since I've been leaving clues all over this message board, everyone
                probably knows who I 'am by now!

                Oh well, If you don't read the regular newsgroups (or this) you may
                not have!

                I merely have an Amstrad CPC computer (also couple of DOS emulators
                running for it on a IBM compatable), play around & program with CP/M
                on that, also play around & do some programming in CP/M-86 on the IBMs.

                Main programming language I use is Turbo Pascal. Although I like to play
                with the low-level code it allows some support for. Since Turbo Pascal
                was what I started working with on my ol' IBM XT, it's what I've
                seemed to have learned best, as an added bonus it's available for the
                Amstrad CPC (under CP/M) & CP/M-86. In programming (using Turbo
                Pascal) I have only done a little porting between these systems. The
                simplier the better (although I like to bring in some routines which are
                highly unportable, but it's the best way of producing what those machines
                are capable of!)

                Regards.
                HA! I got you now, ****<name deleted to protect the innocent>. What do I win? (You finally gave yourself up by posting a comment on the Jupiter Ace in comp.os.cpm).

                --T
                Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
                _____________________________________________

                Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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                  #9
                  Re: Who 'am I?

                  "Terry Yager" Wrote in message:

                  > HA! I got you now, ****. What do I win?

                  Hmmmm Prizes! To be honest I haven't
                  really thought about it.
                  Apart from Erik who decided not to hand out
                  the information, well I did hand it out on a
                  silver platter! You are the first to find out.
                  I suppose that's the reward.

                  > (You finally gave yourself up by posting a
                  > comment on the Jupiter Ace in
                  > comp.os.cpm).

                  Heh!

                  Oh dear Terry, we're trying to bring
                  comp.os.cpm here! Heh!

                  Cheers.
                  Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                    #10
                    Re: Who 'am I?

                    Originally posted by CP/M User

                    Oh dear Terry, we're trying to bring
                    comp.os.cpm here! Heh!

                    Cheers.
                    D'ya think it's time to post the link there again? Some of us have real short attention spans...

                    --T
                    Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
                    _____________________________________________

                    Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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                      #11
                      Re: Who 'am I?

                      Originally posted by Terry Yager
                      D'ya think it's time to post the link there again? Some of us have real short attention spans...

                      --T
                      It might be.

                      I last posted an invitation to these boards about a month ago. The first post here dates back only to the end of April. In the seven weeks we've had an average of over 100 posts a week and at least 10 new users a week which is pretty damn good. The user count is leveling off a bit, but the posts keep coming. . .

                      I'll see if I can draft something to post to the various lists. I'll probably hold off a little bit before sending it, though. I don't want to seem like I'm spamming the newsgroups.

                      You guys are welcome to refer folks here however you want, though!

                      Erik
                      The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
                      The Vintage Computer

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                        #12
                        Re: Who 'am I?

                        Originally posted by CP/M User
                        Hello,

                        Since I've been leaving clues all over this message board, everyone
                        probably knows who I 'am by now!

                        Allison ?

                        Oh well, If you don't read the regular newsgroups (or this) you may
                        not have!

                        I merely have an Amstrad CPC computer (also couple of DOS emulators
                        running for it on a IBM compatable), play around & program with CP/M
                        on that, also play around & do some programming in CP/M-86 on the IBMs.

                        Nope, not Allison.

                        Main programming language I use is Turbo Pascal. Although I like to play
                        with the low-level code it allows some support for. Since Turbo Pascal
                        was what I started working with on my ol' IBM XT, it's what I've
                        seemed to have learned best, as an added bonus it's available for the
                        Amstrad CPC (under CP/M) & CP/M-86. In programming (using Turbo
                        Pascal) I have only done a little porting between these systems. The
                        simplier the better (although I like to bring in some routines which are
                        highly unportable, but it's the best way of producing what those machines
                        are capable of!)

                        Regards.
                        Economics isn't a real science. It's an evil art designed for the rich.

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                          #13
                          Re: Who 'am I?

                          "Micom 2000" wrote:

                          >> Since I've been leaving clues all over this message
                          >> board, everyone probably knows who I 'am by now!
                          >>

                          > Allison ?

                          >> Oh well, If you don't read the regular newsgroups
                          >> (or this) you may not have!

                          >> I merely have an Amstrad CPC computer (also
                          >> couple of DOS emulators running for it on a IBM
                          >> compatable), play around & program with CP/M
                          >> on that, also play around & do some programming
                          >> in CP/M-86 on the IBMs.

                          > Nope, not Allison.

                          Oh dear, you'd better read back to Terry's post earlier,
                          the answer was said in that!

                          Cheers,
                          CP/M User.
                          Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                            #14
                            Ok, I edited it out from the earlier post. Don't wanna spoil anyone else's fun...

                            --T
                            Teach your children how to think, not what, and hold 'em close, not tight.
                            _____________________________________________

                            Please visit the Vintage-Computer Wiki. Contributers welcome.

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                              #15
                              "Terry Yager" wrote:

                              > Ok, I edited it out from the earlier post.
                              > Don't wanna spoil anyone else's fun...

                              Okay, I did the same to protect myself!

                              Though my name is printed all over this
                              messageboard!

                              Cheers,
                              CP/M User.
                              Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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