[BBC-Micro] BBC Serial number query
splodge at starfleet.homeunix.net
Thu Nov 30 16:29:37 GMT 2006
> Are these machines fully compatible with uk software?
> If spellings eg colour have chamged then the answer is probably NO.
<noise style="Family Fortunes">Nuh-uh</noise> ;)
Unless this a program being *EXEC'd into memory (unlikely) then there will
be no problem, as the token for COLOUR and COLOR is the same, i.e. listing
the same program in US BASIC will show "COLOR" and on UK BASIC "COLOUR".
This is why when in Basic 4 you can enter either, but it will always LIST
The only other potential problem is video format differences (which have
already been covered) but this won't affect software compatibility.
P.S. Incidentally, I'm writing this in my webmail client in Mozilla
Firefox. It's built in spell-checker is insisting that COLOR is correct
and COLOUR is spelt wrong :)
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