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Question What is the difference between ASM, BASIC, and Flash programs?
Answer BASIC (short for TI-BASIC) programs are usually written and developed directly on the calculator itself. Since they are interpreted by the operating system (OS) while they execute, they generally tend to be much slower and more limited. On the other hand, since everything they do is checked by the calculator's OS, they very rarely lock up or crash the calculator. ASM programs have the advantage of directly controlling the processor, allowing them to do more impressive things, but there is a chance that you could lose data on the calculator or be forced to reset the calculator and clear all RAM due to accidental bugs or flaws in the program. The same applies to Flash programs, which are essentially ASM programs. Flash programs can operate as extensions to the calculator's OS, appearing to be built in. We strongly recommend that you back up any valuable calculator data you may have before running an ASM or Flash program.

ticalc.org's policy is to only provide programs that are intended to be safe. If you come across a program that appears to be solely designed to damage your calculator data or the OS, please report it as an inappropriate file.
Created 2004-09-27 06:48:00 GMT
Updated 2009-10-13 13:00:00 GMT

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