Re: Sinclair jump started programming in Europe
So, a friend got me the 'Complete ZX Spectrum ROM Disassembly' by Dr.Ian Logan and Dr.Frank O.Hara. The bible of programming Assembly Z80 on the Spectrum!
I had one, too.
The really cool thing to think about now, is that you could just about understand the whole system.
You understood to some degree the hardware, what each chip did, the assembler instruction set, the programs, and maybe even how the BASIC worked. Of course I had to look up Chebyshev polynomials, but you can see how it uses them, even if you don't fully grasp the math.
Now, I really don't understand what cross-site XML phalumph scripting has to do with my ISO viewstate enterprise modelfactory anymore, and these days I have to research stored procedures I wrote last month, because they're so complex.