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Old 2nd May 2024, 12:38 pm   #21
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Good news re SBASM !
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Old 2nd May 2024, 12:45 pm   #22
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For OldCPUs, if you're still hovering around - it would appear that what we consider to be the most up to date SC/MP 'cross' file for SBASM3 is now officially part of the main download package so there is no longer any need to place a link to that version of the 'cross' anywhere else. Thanks to Phil for his efforts to get that done, and of course to San Bergmans (author of SBASM3) for making it so.
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Old 3rd May 2024, 8:31 pm   #23
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Well, I had a read and overall its good publicity for us, especially for Doug, Martin & Budgetronics, but its a shame he
couldnt find an SC/MP assembler (did he even google it? SBASMcomes up tops, then Hein's and Alfred Arnold's)
and...
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Originally Posted by Mike Bedford, Linux Format
"...256 bytes... after all, thats just a quarter of a billionth of a gigbyte"
...erm... is no-one going to say anything?


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Old 3rd May 2024, 8:38 pm   #24
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It being an article in a Linux magazine, I think he felt especially unable to find an SC/MP assembler for Linux, although of course SBASM3 is very cross-platform, being written in Python, so it runs on all sort of platforms including the Raspberry Pi.

There were some minor mistakes scattered around, I wish I could say I didn't have to edit at least half of everything I post here and I don't always manage to do it before the timeout-of-doom.
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Old 3rd May 2024, 8:52 pm   #25
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...but we get 30 minutes... he surely would have had days to proof read it?

Surely you'd at least check a highlighted, outlined, pull-quote? !
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Old 3rd May 2024, 9:10 pm   #26
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I suggest that the mistakes were carefully inserted so that when we would inevitably grumble about them here, everyone would rush out and buy a copy to see for themselves.

(...Joking, just in case anyone had any doubts).
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Old 4th May 2024, 1:28 am   #27
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Well, I had a read and overall its good publicity for us, especially for Doug, Martin & Budgetronics, but its a shame he
couldnt find an SC/MP assembler (did he even google it? SBASMcomes up tops, then Hein's and Alfred Arnold's)
and...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Bedford, Linux Format
"...256 bytes... after all, thats just a quarter of a billionth of a gigbyte"
...erm... is no-one going to say anything?


.
Well I'd only fully-read the first two pages, so I hadn't seen their 'maths bug' just seeing that now - Even a Sinclair Scientific calculator's well-known slight inaccuracies (due to lower-cost IC limitations) weren't 3 orders of magnitude out!
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