Integer BASIC to Applesoft BASIC

4 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: May 12 2015
Posts: 4

I can't find any guides online about the differences between Integer BASIC and Applesoft BASIC, are there any major differences that I should be aware about? Especially about the screen in GR mode.

Is the Integer BASIC IF statement programmed so that it will only execute the part after the THEN as it is stated but the rest of the line is executed regardless?

thanks

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Offline
Joined: Jun 15 2014
Posts: 305
Re: Integer BASIC to Applesoft BASIC

Run an emulator and explore the differences!

speedyG's picture
Offline
Joined: Nov 16 2011
Posts: 2413
Re: Integer BASIC to Applesoft BASIC

Hello GameOn,

welcome in the community....

GameOn wrote:

I can't find any guides online about the differences between Integer BASIC and Applesoft BASIC, are there any major differences that I should be aware about?

There are several differences betwenn Integer and Applesoft and the availiability of several commands....

The most common former reference used, was the Poster made by Beagle Brothers.:
http://beagle.applearchives.com/the_posters/poster_10_--_apple_commands.html
The legend below of the Topline indicates the marking letters in the chart.
A version of this chart with better resolution may be downloaded from:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/Companies/Beagle%20Bros./Manuals/Beagle%20Bros.%20Apple%20II%20Commands%20Chart.pdf

GameOn wrote:

Especially about the screen in GR mode.

Viewing the previous mentioned chart you will recognize several commands related to graphics
that are only availiable in either Integer or Applesoft.

In general it´s recommended to give as reply to the given questions: RTFM...

both referencees are availiable online....

The reference for Integer is:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/Software/Languages/Integer%20BASIC/Manuals/Apple%20II%20BASIC%20Programming%20Manual.pdf

and the reference for Applesoft is:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/Software/Languages/Applesoft%20BASIC/Manuals/Apple%20The%20Applesoft%20Tutorial.pdf

So with the Chart from Beagle Bros. it´s rather simple to compare both manuals after download.....

GameOn wrote:

Is the Integer BASIC IF statement programmed so that it will only execute the part after the THEN as it is stated but the rest of the line is executed regardless?

So of course you are also able to compare both manuals related to this question....

Besides I´d also recommend to download the "Big Tip Book" from Beagle Bros.:
http://beagle.applearchives.com/books/
that book conatains several good tips on programming graphics.

Besides that guys also made several good tools for use with the Apple and graphics:
http://beagle.applearchives.com/the_software/vintage_beagle_bros_softwar/
At that page you may examine the various packages and
in the related submenus you will also find short descriptions about that tools.

sincerely speedyG

__________________

In early days I had a lot of money but no time - now I have no money but a lot of time....
the second part includes less friends but a lot more joy on life....

Dog Cow's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 11 2008
Posts: 468
Re: Integer BASIC to Applesoft BASIC

I've got a book called The New Apple II User's Guide which contains an extensive reference and tutorial to both Integer and Applesoft, and includes a list of all differences between the two. You can buy the paperback on Amazon.com, or email me if you want to buy the ebook edition. It has good reviews.

__________________

Email me: dog_cow@m acgui.com
Mac GUI Vault: http://macgui.com/vault/
Apple II Book: http://macgui.com/newa2guide/
Inside Allerton Park book

Offline
Joined: Apr 11 2006
Posts: 1013
Re: Integer BASIC to Applesoft BASIC

GameOn wrote:

I can't find any guides online about the differences between Integer BASIC and Applesoft BASIC, are there any major differences that I should be aware about?

You haven't looked very hard. Wink

http://www.landsnail.com/a2ref.htm