Blowing the Dust off bef

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Befunge-93 reference interpreter, after a long period of inactivity, has been updated to version 2.22. This fixes three bugs, shortcomings, features, call them what you will: EOF characters are no longer written into the playfield when loading an otherwise blank source file (thanks to whoever sent me that patch six-odd years ago, and sorry that I have no recollection who you are); long source file lines are truncated instead of wrapping around to the next playfield line (this lets bef load mycology.b98 correctly); and the # instruction now behaves consistently when combined with wrapping (i.e. when it occurs at the very edge of the playfield.) All this and some minor aesthetic improvements to the interpreter, too!

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