in BASIC ROM:
|List of all BASIC keywords|
Type: Command General Programming-Syntax: CONT
Note that CONT fails to work if the BASIC program has been edited after right after a stop; editing the program recalculates and overwrites the start of variable memory pointers, effectively clearing the variable memory. Therefore, trying to CONTinue a program that was stopped, then edited, yields the BASIC error message ?CAN'T CONTINUE ERROR..
In case the program stop is caused by an error one might take a GOTO into consideration to continue at a line somewhere after the failing statement.
Any given parameter to CONT raises a ?SYNTAX ERROR.
An interesting usage of CONT might be as a halt statement, which is similar to a GOTO to the same line or a
WAIT 0,1, but shorter in code size. In contrast to WAIT a break with is still possible. The line number showed is always from the line of the last executed END or STOP command, otherwise 0.
CONT in direct mode
After giving CONT one gets
AFTER 'END' PART 2
CONT as wait statement
10 PRINT "WAITING ..." 20 CONT
Run the program and breaking it withleads to
WAITING ... BREAK IN 0 READY.
Since no END or STOP has been called before the line number is still in initialized to 0 even though the break happened at line 20.