Apple & Commodore questions

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jul 6 10:34:05 1998

On Mon, 6 Jul 1998, Richard A. Cini, Jr. wrote:

> I'd like to do some assembly language programming on my Apple //+. What
> program was generally used to do AL programming? Did you typically use the
> built-in Monitor, or was there an "Apple Assembler" program?

Well, you had many to choose from. Probably the most popular was
Merlin by Roger Wagner. You also had the Apple's EDASM, and there
was the LISA Assembler (no relation to the computer), Big Mac Assembler,
Assyst, ORCA/M, probably a few others.

Then of course there was the Sweet-16 mini-assembler built into the ROMs
of the Apple ][ (not ][+ or //e). It finally reappeared in one of the
later ]['s, but I can't remember which (the //c+ perhaps?)

I did all my coding by poking bytes from the monitor. Its how I learned
and its the only way I ever felt comfortable with even though using an
assembler would have saved me countless hours. But I never liked any of
the assemblers (and I had all the ones I mentioned above).

> Also, can someone point me in the direction of a listing/description of
> the Apple //gs Toolbox commands.

Oooh, boy. I think that would take up several hundred K of information.
You need to go out and find the Toolbox reference manuals. I know I have
at least one volume, of which I believe there were three or so.

> Second, has anyone heard of a Commodore C64k?? I found a news post where
> a guy had two of these available, but I don't recognize the "k" suffix.

He probably is just referring to the amount of memory it has and is
clueless enough about the machine that he would call it that. I'm
positive its just a plain old C64.

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