NAME

peekpoke - peek and poke memory locations

SYNOPSIS

short peek(offset)
short offset;

short poke(offset, val)
short offset, val;

DESCRIPTION

Peek returns the value of the byte at offset offset from the beginning of the current memory segment.  Offset and seg(mach) together specify a memory address.  This function implements the BASIC PEEK function. 

Poke sets to val the byte at offset offset from the beginning of the current memory segment.  Offset and seg(mach) together specify a memory address.  This function implements the POKE statement. 

SEE ALSO

seg(mach)
peek(func), poke(stmt)

WARNING

Operations involving absolute memory addresses ought not to be used. 

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber