I'm not really getting anywhere at all with this stuff. Hisoft basic is saying there isn't functions when there is. Its like having
Then calling hello sub, so it should just print hello on screen, but the compiler says "undefined identifier hello" . So its at the point of knowing there are subroutines there, and hisoft saying they are not there. Its stupid. I'm just getting frustrated with it all.
I have almost re-done the test routines for gembench
, those are not a problem, pretty easy stuff actually. But writing a GUI in hisoft isn't going to happen. I am wondering about compiling the hisoft tests individually, then just writing the GUI In STOS, then call the tests as machine code routines as a work around. It's not pretty, but I don't see many ways around it.
A quick fix would just to let each test run one by one and just output the rests on screen , that is easy to do, but looses gembench
's GUI and some useful features. The only other option is to just leave GB4 & GB5 as they are and not do any more mods to them.
I'm kinda just totally stuck with it all. I can't mod GB itself anymore as its a huge mess of code where anymore changes breaks the thing, and then, I can't re-write it totally as hisoft is just a pain in the ass to do anything in. The whole idea of BASIC its,well, basic, and really should be easy to use, thats the whole idea of it. But this is really driving me nuts!
I might take a look at ST BASIC, I think I have that somewhere. Hisoft manual says its pretty much compatible. As if it will be easier or not I don't know. But is there any other Basic's out there for writing GEM apps ? If not then some choices will have to be made. That if I produce "GB6" then it really is just going to be a loop of all the tests and the results at the end of it. I find it useful to be able to select single tests, that could be done in a menu, but anything more than that seems to be getting into huge masses of code. So IMHO, its not worth spending huge amounts of time on it.