Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 53 / OCTOBER 1984 / PAGE 10

Apple Binary On Ataris

I have used binary with the Apple computer by entering CALL – 151 and found it very interesting. How can you do this on the Atari? Please add a little program.

James J. Brennan, Jr.

We assume you are referring to the machine language monitor built into the Apple II. An ML monitor lets you examine and change memory locations, and interact directly with the 6502 microprocessor. A monitor is a tool to help you debug machine language programs. Although, there is no built-in ML monitor (sometimes called a debugger) on the Atari, there is one built into the Atari Assembler Editor cartridge. Several companies sell ML monitors, or build them into their utility packages.