A Four-Star salute and an update.I loved your "Four-Star Software" article in the July/August issue, but would like to contest your omission of one program in the "Languages" section.
On the basis of your review of the Advan BASIC Compiler (issue 45), I closed my eyes and sent away for it and a couple of extras. I was not disappointed. No other BASIC for the Atari comes close. Advan is such a broad interpretation of BASIC that it really isn't BASIC. Who ever heard of BASIC commands for display list interrupts, PM graphics, scrolling, etc?
Unfortunately, Advan entered the market rather late in the game, so it hasn't taken off as it should have. If Advan would only get more exposure, who knows what could happen?
Glad to get another opinion; thanks.
We'd like to inform readers that the Indus Disk Drive praised in our "Four-Star" article is, indeed, still manufacturedby Future Systems, 21634 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Carried by major distributors, it now sells for only $279, not $449 as we mentioned. -Ed.