The Henry’s format of “.<Command>” is a nuisance compared to the meaningful names of
the other. Soon get used to it though. The Bits and P.C.’s has some strange features
(not really bugs but with no info....)
DOCUMENTATION of both is of the standard that we have come to expect, i.e. lousy.
There seems small chance of gaining any comprehension of how either works, though the
Henry’s information is slightly better.
RELATIVE ADVANTAGES ...I generally use the Bits and P.C.s toolkit since it is 1) in
ROM and instantly available 2) uses no RAM space at all except in the work area. The
Henry’s version eats 2K of expensive RAM. However, the price paid for this is that the
Bits and P.C.s toolkit is very noticeably slower.Fair exchange ?
ARE THEY WORTH BUYING ? Well, I don’t regret the money and wouldn’t want to lose
either. However I would trade both for the following facilities comprehensively
implemented in ROM: 1) Renumber, like the Henry’s 2) Find and optionally change 3)
Append 4) Auto 5) Cross reference listing 6) Dump ....in that order, implemented using
Keyboard repeat ( or use Nas-sys 3) The rest of the facilities are o.k. but Oh! for a
find and optionally change.............
Please note: the author is a known Dodo; bear this in mind when buying either.
Below is a ‘PRINT USING’ routine, also from Mr.James Weatherson-Roberts.