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The COMMODORE 64 PROGRAMMER'S REFERENCE GUIDE has been developed as a working tool and reference source for those of you who want to maximize your use of the built-in capabilities of your COMMODORE 64. This manual contains the information you need for your programs, from the simplest example all the way to the most complex. The PROGRAMMER'S REFERENCE GUIDE is designed so that everyone from the beginning BASIC programmer to the professional experienced in 6502 machine language can get information to develop his or her own creative programs. At the same time this book shows you how clever your COMMODORE 64 really is.

This REFERENCE GUIDE is not designed to teach the BASIC programming language or the 6502 machine language. There is, however, an extensive glossary of terms and a "semi-tutorial" approach to many of the sections in the book. If you don't already have a working knowledge of BASIC and how to use it to program, we suggest that you study the COMMODORE 64 USER'S GUIDE that came with your computer. The USER'S GUIDE gives you an easy to read introduction to the BASIC programming language. If you still have difficulty understanding how to use BASIC then turn to the back of this book (or Appendix N in the USER'S GUIDE) and check out the Bibliography.

The COMMODORE 64 PROGRAMMER'S REFERENCE GUIDE is just that; a reference. Like most reference books, your ability to apply the information creatively really depends on how much knowledge you have about the subject. In other words if you are a novice programmer you will not be able to use all the facts and figures in this book until you expand your current programming knowledge.

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