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    As a novice the X16 appeals to me because it is kept simple so that I feel I can still learn to understand the inner workings. It’s close to a c64 which I had as a child so it checks that nostalgia box, and it pushes the envelope a bit by having a higher clock speed and some other features that make it superior in specs to a c64 which makes it a new thing. Also keeping it at a lower price point makes it accessible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    This thread is inspired from the "full of nerdy goodness" discussion here: Fits in 16K Integer BASIC (2 byte or 4 byte?) Long identifier names (how long? 8 chars? 16 chars? other?) Line numbers ONLY for ordering code (and can be invisible in an editor). Labels for managing GOTO. GOSUB replaced by named subroutines. Block notation, While, Do Until, If Then Else Endif. Sound and graphics commands. Existing "DOS" commands. Most or all of the existing BASIC 2.0 commands (?) I know I know... the proper way to do this is to actually WRITE CODE instead of do armchair engineering. But my current project is stalled while I try to relearn how pointers REALLY work in C and why a function can find an entity in a list, assign a parameter pointer to the found entity, but then that pointer gets lost to the caller. Answer: it's because I haven't coded in C in decades, that's why.
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    Well, in that sense, yes it is, but it doesn't have the accessible layer below. And ARM RISC is way too complex for a beginner.
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    I haven't seen that video before but am watching it now Ohh, that video in turn links to a GDC talk by Mark Ferrari himself ... don't mind if I link that here too I hope?
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    @Cyber @desertfish This one may be one you watched @desertfish. It mentions Mark and many examples of different uses.
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