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Command Post TI-Basic Extensions

The Command Post TI-Basic Extensions are available via the catalog, and the var-link screens. Each extension has extensive help built into the catalog. This help system can be accessed by pressing Catalog on the TI-89, or 2nd Catalog on the TI-92 Plus, next, press F3 (Flash Apps), and finally, press F1 on any of the cmdpost extensions.

 

Command Post TI-Basic Extensions

Bit Manipulation

The Bit Manipulation TI-BASIC extensions bclr, bset, and btst allow you to easily clear, set and test bits. Each command accepts two arguments address and bit_number. bit_number must be between 0 and 7. There are no limitations on the address. All commands return the previous value at location address before performing the requested operation.

bclr bset btst


HeapDRef(handle)->int

The HeapDRef function takes a handle as an argument, calls HeapCompress, and then returns the result of HeapDeref(handle); Please note that this function is considered experimental, and you should not depend on the value returned by it to remain valid for any period of time. This function is best used with the Peek and Poke extensions.

HeapDRef


LowMem( [enabled], [mode], [bytes] )->List

The LowMem TI-Basic Extension accepts at most three arguments: enabled, mode, and bytes. These correspond with the Low RAM Simulation dialog box.

  • Enabled must be either 1 or 2.
    1 turns on the Low Ram Simulation, and 2. turns the simulation off.
  • Mode must be either 1 or 2.
    1 sets the mode to All Except, and 2. will set the mode to Use
  • Bytes tells the low ram simulation how many bytes are to be used or left free depending on the Mode setting.

LowMem returns a three-element list that corresponds to the settings that were active before they were changed to the ones that you requested.

Tip: You do not need to specify all three arguments. LowMem(0) for example, is a legal syntax that turns off the Low RAM Simulation.

Tip: If you do not know what the current Low RAM Simulation settings are, type LowMem()

Note: The amount of ram used, or left free by the simulation may be different than expected. The simulation does not know how many bytes will be used by the operating system after a call to LowMem has been made. The Home Screen Application, for example, places the results of the LowMem operation in the Home Screen History.

LowMem


Peek(address)->int

The Peek basic extensions allow you to read bytes in memory using a style which is common in most dialects of the BASIC language. The address that you pass to this function should be even if you are using the W or L variants, or an Address Error will be thrown. PeekB returns 1 byte, PeekW returns 2 bytes, and PeekL returns 4 bytes from the specified memory location.

PeekB PeekW PeekL


Poke(address, new_value)->int

The Poke basic extensions allow you to store bytes in memory using the style which is common in most dialects of the BASIC language. The address that you pass to this function should be even if you are using the W or L variants, or an Address Error will be thrown. The new value that you specify will be truncated to fit the data type you specify (PokeB writes 1 byte, PokeW writes 2 bytes, and PokeL writes 4 bytes). The value previously stored at the address you poke'd a value to will be returned.

PokeB PokeW PokeL


Shuffle()

The Shuffle TI-Basic Extension is designed to help debug applications by shuffling the Heap so that all dereferenced HANDLEs become invalid. This is the same as using the HeapShuffle(); ROM call.

Shuffle

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