h 2021-08-15 15:29
How big can I make variables?
was8bit 2021-08-15 15:51 (Edited)
Single variables are easy...
Numbers can be 7 digits long, after that they are converted into #+## format, and lose their precision
Strings$, i am not sure, perhaps thousands long?
Arrays quickly loose memory
Single, up to (32000)
Double, up to (180,180)
Triple, up to (30,30,30)
nathanielbabiak 2021-08-16 13:14 (Edited)
Numbers are single precision floating point.
Arrays are limited to 32768 elements across all dimensions.
nathanielbabiak 2021-08-16 20:16 (Edited)
I just checked strings with this code. There doesn't appear to be a system limit besides clock cycles! I got the string length up to 2^24 before stopping the program. It took just shy of 16 seconds to concatenate the two strings prior at 2^23 each.
T$ = " " TIME = TIMER DO CLS PRINT ( TIMER - TIME ) / 60 PRINT LEN( T$ ) TIME = TIMER T$ = T$ + T$ LOOP
Timo 2021-08-16 20:39
Strings are just null terminated C strings... I'm surprised I didn't put them a hard limit (like arrays). But usually they don't get so long, I guess...
was8bit 2021-08-17 04:54
The time it can take to process text can be a natural limiter....
For example, if one had the idea if using one string to represent a map of say 2000x1600, it would be 32x10^4
Here is a speed test... it takes time to build the data, but it displays quickly once made!
was8bit 2021-08-17 04:55
Use debug mode to monitor it building the map database...
h 2021-09-11 03:18
imma use this in my game