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For the TI99/4a-
For the TI99/4a-


Stephen Shaw produced an Extended Basic version of Pilot which seems to have been lost. Some documentation was published in the Sydney User Group News Digest.   
Stephen Shaw produced an Extended Basic version of Pilot. Some documentation was published in the Sydney User Group News Digest.   


PILOT 99 was a different version in machine code by Thomas Weithoffer (who died too young at 22 from Cystic Fibrosis) which loaded with Editor Assembler
PILOT 99 was a different version in machine code by Thomas Weithoffer (who died too young at 22 from Cystic Fibrosis) which loaded with Editor Assembler

Latest revision as of 22:09, 5 January 2015

PILOT was a textual programming language intended to make textual interaction easier.

For the TI99/4a-

Stephen Shaw produced an Extended Basic version of Pilot. Some documentation was published in the Sydney User Group News Digest.

PILOT 99 was a different version in machine code by Thomas Weithoffer (who died too young at 22 from Cystic Fibrosis) which loaded with Editor Assembler

A sample of PILOT 99:

IT:
R: Clear 32 col screen. Cursor to top left 
LP: 24 
R: LOOP 24 times 
TH: :42:
R: Type and Hang 
EL:
R: end loop 
E:
(the END statement E: is essential!)

All we have done is fill a screen with asterisks!

PILOT 99 commands have one or two letters followed by a colon. which is sometimes followed by statement data. The Pilot word may also have a modifier.