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IBM Proofreader Enhancement
I use your "IBM Proofreader" to enter COMPUTE! programs, but I usually enter an entire page of the listing at once, save the program as an ASCII file, and then run the entire file through the Proofreader. To make this possible, I have added this new line to the Proofreader program:
422 IF COMMAND$="CKLIST" THEN CKFLAG=1:OPEN "LPT1:" FOR OUTPUT AS #1: GOTO 300
After this line has been added, the command CKLIST causes the Proofreader to print checksums for an entire program. I find that this method saves time.
- Claude Rebeck
Thank you for the modification. To save an IBM BASIC program in ASCII form, add, A after the filename. For example, the command SAVE "PROGRAM", A saves the file PROGRAM in the form of ordinary ASCII characters rather than in to-kenized (compressed) form.