More advanced programming techniques

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C64 BASIC is a relatively primitive programming language compared to more modern languages. It is even primitive compared to languages that existed at the same time. There is no provision for creating specialized data types, dynamic allocation of memory or pointers. There isn't even provision for local variables!

You might think that therefore, techniques such as recursion and linked lists can not be done on C64 BASIC. However, this is not true. This section introduces some of the techniques that can be used on the C64 to mimic some of the features of more sophisticated programming languages.

It is assumed that the reader is fully aware how arrays work in C64 BASIC: