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Can i pass parameters when loading a program from disc?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:39 pm
by Twilighte
I am trying to do this...

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from BASIC. COMPILE.COM exists on the current disk but when i try it i get an "Out of memory error".
If i enclose the argument in quotes i get an "Invalid Filename Error". :(
Is it possible to pass parameters with or without quotes?

This is under BASIC V1.1 and SEDORIC V3.0

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:23 pm
by Symoon
I didn't find it in the Sedoric 3 disks... So I suspect it's not from the Sedoric distribution.
Is it a program supposed to compile Basic to ASM ?

I have somewhere the Basic Compiler 1.0, the manual is enclosed in some files on the disk. But it's COMPILER.COM, not COMPILE.COM !

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 9:13 am
by Twilighte
Symoon, this is not a question about a sedoric Command, it is a question about the syntax. was just an example filename.
I want to be able to pass parameters when loading a disc file on the Oric.
Just like typing DIR /S in dos window.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:06 am
by Symoon
Ok !
This is how I did for the MKDIR command in Sedoric. It's tricky and dirty but it worked; I suppose though that better skilled programmer will find a nicer solution ;-)

The syntax was:
For instance:

And now, the part of the code of MKDIR that picked up the parameter and put it in a Sedoric system variable (called BUFNOM):

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20 F2 04  JSR#04F2     Switch to Ram Overlay
E6 E9     INC#E9       add 1 to TXTPTR (to ignore the ":" in the TIB)
20 54 D4  JSR#D454     Sedoric call: analyse filename at TXTPTR address
                       and copy it to BUFNOM
A9 00     LDA$00       fill the TIB after "MKDIR" with #00 to stop the
                       ex├ęcution in #3A
A2 46     LDX$46       amount of #00 to insert
95 3A     STA#3A+X     fill from #3A
CA        DEX          remove 1 from X
10 FB     BPL -6       loop while X>=0
It's ASM not basic... Hope it helps anyway !
So when you wrote MKDIR:DIRNAME, the Oric interprets first the MKDIR command, and the MKDIR command stores the following name where it needed it, then deteles it from the input buffer so the Oric doesn't try to interpret DIRNAME as a command. That's it !