Re: [stella] DASM 'upgrade' in progress

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM 'upgrade' in progress
From: Adam Thornton <adam@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 15:40:31 -0600
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 08:19:50AM +1100, Andrew Davie wrote:
> > Are you going to add in a data mode that allows you to enter binary in a
> > more visually friendly manner?
> >
> > Like byte.  %XXXX....?
> What exactly are you asking.  Where 'X' is 'X' or '.' and not 0 or 1?
> Wouldn't it be better to use a tool for designing graphics?  Anyone else
> want this feature?

An accepted standard for representing bitwise sprite data would be nice.

Yes, you can do it with "0" and "1", certainly.  But a new directive,
something like

pic   P.XX...XX

would be, I think, very easy to implement, and would give you better
visual contrast than a field of 0s and 1s.

I like being able to glance at the code and see the sprites, and putting
them in comments means twice the maintenance, as you need to make sure
your comment stays synchronized with your changing sprite.

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