The SuperBASIC Extensions EPROM

The SuperBASIC Extensions EPROM is first mentioned in the Summer Software Survey contained in QL User (September 1985) and accredited to Logical Operators with a price quoted of £29.95.

Having spoken with the author, Adam Denning, he has clarified that the intention was for him to publish the toolkit under his own company (Logical Operators), but then he started working for HiSoft, who then published the program - this is evidenced by the review of the program in Sinclair User (Issue 43), which states that the program was published by HiSoft at a price of £34.95.

This toolkit is supplied on an EPROM cartridge and contains 70 commands and includes routines to trace SuperBASIC execution, a function key definer and true windowing facilities (with commands such as SSAVE, SLOAD and SSHOW used to store windows in memory and refresh them).

Many of the commands overlap with the QL Toolkit and a large number of the commands are devoted to job and data management, stream and file handling and the use of machine code, with commands such as QTRAP which allow you to directly access the QDOS trap routines.

The toolkit also includes dedicated commands to automatically create and print high score tables.

The toolkit was later known as the Super 'B' Toolkit


Title: The SuperBASIC Extensions EPROM
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Adam Denning
Publisher: HiSoft
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and Compatibles
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at October 1985: £34.95
Reviews: QL User (September 1985), Sinclair User (October 1985), QL User Jan/Feb 1986
Sources Available from: Unknown
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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