Applesoft BASIC questions...weird ones ;-)

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If at the Applesoft Basic prompt, I enter a single digit and hit return will it give me a syntax error? Will it also give me a beep?

What about if I typed a single letter at the prompt. Will this cause a syntax error with a beep in all cases?

I am asking this in order to test an Apple II computer. Thanks for the replies

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Re: Applesoft BASIC questions...weird ones ;-)

arukum17 wrote:

If at the Applesoft Basic prompt, I enter a single digit and hit return will it give me a syntax error? Will it also give me a beep?

No error and no beep. Doing this removes that line specified by the number from any Applesoft program in memory.

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What about if I typed a single letter at the prompt. Will this cause a syntax error with a beep in all cases?

Assuming that the return key works, yes.

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So...

Do you have this Apple II in your hands yet, or are you still pestering an eBay seller? If it's in your hands, well... why not just get a monitor, for crying out loud? ;^) Even the *very cheapest* TV set you can buy these days will have a composite video input port or two.

Do you still have a VCR in your home entertainment system? (Or a DVD recorder? A stand-alone TiVo/DVR, even?) It'll almost certainly have a composite input port on the back which will work just fine as well, if you're out of suitable inputs directly on your TV.

--Peace

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Will have it in my hands in a

Will have it in my hands in a few days...
I will have to perform some TLC on 3-4 keys of the keyboard.
Someone here had a posting about how to fix keyboard problems on older Apples.