QBasic 1.1: ABSOLUTE Keyword


CALL ABSOLUTE ([argumentlist,] offset%)

Description / Parameter(s)

argumentlist Arguments passed to a machine-language procedure as offsets from the current data segment.
offset% The offset from the current code segment, set by DEF SEG, to the starting location of the procedure.


'Calls routine for printing the screen to a local printer. DIM a%(2) DEF SEG = VARSEG(a%(0)) FOR i% = 0 TO 2 READ d% POKE VARPTR(a%(0)) + i%, d% NEXT i% DATA 205, 5, 203 : ' int 5 retf 'Machine-language code 'for printing screen. CALL ABSOLUTE(VARPTR(a%(0))) DEF SEG