Is there a programming language that is combination of Python and Basic?

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Sat Apr 18 18:58:09 CEST 2009


>> SCREEN 13
>> PSET 160,100,255
> 
> Maybe, maybe not. What on earth does it do?

I believe this attempts to set screen-mode 13 (I'm surprised this 
isn't a hex constant, though that may be a (Q)Basic quirk), which 
for older VGA cards was 320x200 with 256-colors.  It then looks 
like it sets a point at (160,100 = the middle of the screen) in 
color #255.

Ah, back in the days where each application had to maintain the 
screen itself, and you had to use hacks to get square pixels (the 
320x200 in this mode had a non-square aspect-ratio) in Mode-X. 
Can't say I miss it much beyond nostalgia.

-tkc






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