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Comment Re:RTFM = Best Evar.. BASIC, etc, etc (Score 1) 299

Not only was the references supplied by Apple good, I think it was also the beginning of the advanced "hacker's" manuals available from 3rd parties. I remember a book titled "Inside the Apple][." It documented every memory call in the ROM and the basic interperator. (Remember PEEKing and POKEing?)

Beagle Bros. software also had a collection of Hack tools and subroutines that could be freely (If I remember correctly) incorperated into user programs. All fully documented. I remember trapping Ctrl-C inputs with ONERR and redirecting CTRL-OPENAPPLE-RESET back to the beginning of program execution. FUN STUFF!

I know one thing that has changed. Tight, efficient code was a must on that machine, unlike the bloatware we see today 30 years later.

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