6502 versus Z80

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Sep 19 20:11:42 BST 2006

On 19 Sep 2006, at 10:37, Pete Sergeant wrote:
> While we're on the subject of BBCs and so on...

> I seem to remember (I was about 8 at the time tho, so...) that the  
> large
> programme listings that used to come in BBC Micro magazine always had
> checksums you could enter to check your listings were correct. I also
> have a vague memory of being shown, once, a programme that would turn
> these checksums in to code.

I remember it reasonably well. I can't remember the magazine or year  
(probably Acorn User, and around 1986-ish) but it *was* the April  

> Being older and wiser, this seems pretty damn unlikely :-) Anyone ever
> see such a thing? Maybe it was an April fool's joke that I  
> misunderstood
> on account of having a single-digit age or similar :-)

The listing was a particularly long-winded and obfuscated way to  
print "April Fool" on the screen.

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