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Atari BASIC Commands: Memory usage

Discussion in 'SIG: Atari 8-Bit Software' started by Timothy Kline, May 21, 2020.

  1. by Timothy Kline
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm wondering if anyone has ever seen some sort of compilation that provides a breakdown of the memory usage of each Atari BASIC command. There are certainly various articles and lists of ways to optimize one's BASIC program but I thought there might be a straightforward listing. For example, a GOSUB uses x amount of available RAM. Of course it's really a JSR as far as assembly language, but with BASIC we're dealing with tokenized code if I'm remembering right, so these tokens are stored which requires RAM beyond what the equivalent assembly language would require?

    I've got a lot of brushing up to do, but thankfully have mountains of information available now that wasn't back in the Way-back. Still, I was so sure I'd seen something like this at some point. Hmm...

    --Tim
     
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