Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 32 / JANUARY 1983 / PAGE 10

Typing Programs From COMPUTE!

I have seen several programs in COMPUTE! that have a "^" symbol in them and there is no such character on my keyboard. Did I miss it in the instruction manual (I triple-checked)? This upside-down V has stumped me. Also, what is the "–" symbol for? I know that an underline means to type the shifted version of whatever character is underlined, but what do you do when "–" stands alone?

Jim Lockridge

The "^" symbol indicates an "up-arrow" symbol (↑) on Commodore computers and represents "to the power of" something. Whenever you see it, type the key with the arrow pointing upwards with respect to the keyboard. Hold down the SHIFT key and hit the SPACE BAR when you see an underlined blank. See the "COMPUTE!'s Listing Conventions" page in each issue.