06 Jul '17, 5am

Fixing Bugs In Ancient BASIC Games

Before everyone learned programming on Stack Exchange, things were much different. Computer magazines had BASIC programs in them, which readers would type out, line by line, and hit RUN. In theory, this is a terrible way to learn programming; it’s simply rote recitation without any insight into what the code is actually doing. Of course, copying and pasting from Stack Exchange is exactly the same thing, so maybe these magazines were ahead of the curve. [0xA000] recently came across one of his old computer magazines containing the type-in listing for Blindganger , a game where you wander a maze blindly. When [0xA000] typed this game into his C64 back in 1988, the game didn’t work. Thirty years later, he decided to give it another go and ended up fixing bugs in an old computer game . When [0xA000] typed this game into his computer back in 1988, the map just didn’t work, and ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/07/05/fixing-bugs-in-ancient-bas...

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