Relearning MSX Programming – Latest Updates

MSX Teacher has a long-run series of articles teaching C Programming for the MSX machines. These are the latest articles:

#40: Functions in MSX-C (Part 1)

Functions. Declarations, definitions and externs. How to define functions that don’t take parameters. Functions declared locally inside other functions.

#39: Graphic characters and additional quoted symbols

The MSX graphic characters and the 2-byte sequences to put them on the screen. Differences between the Japanese and European graphic character sets. Escaping single/double quotes and backslashes in order to print them from C programs.

#38: Screen escape sequences

Screen escape sequences: strings of characters that control aspects of the screen. Difference between C escape sequences, screen escape sequences and control characters.  Using escape sequences to change the shape of the cursor, insert and delete lines of text, hide and show the cursor. How to create a text scroll upwards or downwards using only escape sequences.

#37: Control characters and C escape sequences

Control characters, their functions and character codes. C escape sequences. How to print control characters that don’t have an escape sequence in C using the character code in hexadecimal or octal.

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Author: Paulo Garcia

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