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.