Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Posted Sat, Aug. 4th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user- defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance.

Recorded on 7/23/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available by KansasFest, Inc., under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.