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Basic computer programming language

PEEK Function

Purpose:

To read from a specified memory location.

Syntax:

PEEK(a)

Comments:

Returns the byte (decimal integer within the range of 0 to 255) read from the specified memory location a. a must be within the range of 0 to 65535.

The DEF SEG statement last executed determines the absolute address that will be peeked into.

PEEK is the complementary function to the POKE statement.

Examples:

10 A=PEEK(&H5A00)

The value of the byte, stored in user-assigned hex offset memory location 5A00 (23040 decimal), will be stored in the variable A.

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