POKE 1024, 1 (Puts an "A" at position 1 on the screen) POKE 2040, PTR (Updates Sprite #0 data pointer) 10 POKE RED,32 20 POKE 36879,8 2050 POKE A,B
Action: Tells you the current cursor position which, of course, is in the range of 0 (leftmost character) though position 79 on an 80-character logical screen line. Since the Commodore 64 has a 40-column screen, any position from 40 through 79 will refer to the second screen line. The dummy argument is ignored.EXAMPLE of POS Function:
1000 IF POS(0)>38 THEN PRINT CHR$(13)
Action: The PRINT statement is normally used to write data items to the screen. However, the CMD statement may be used to re-direct that output to any other device in the system. The <variable(s)> in the output-list are expressions of any type. If no output-list is present, a blank line is printed. The position of each printed item is determined by the punctuation used to separate items in the output-list.
The punctuation characters that you can use are blanks, commas, or semicolons. The 80-character logical screen line is divided into 8 print zones of 10 spaces each. In the list of expressions, a comma causes the next value to be printed at the beginning of the next zone. A semicolon causes the next value to be printed immediately following the previous value. However, there are two exceptions to this rule:
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