I'd just thought I'd like to share a basic tidbit of information that has greatly helped me in my programming career.
I'm sure a few of you know of this, but I believe it deserves its own technique page.
What I'm talking about is taking your BASIC program you created and archiving it, yet still be able to run it. It would also allow you to save valuable RAM space
What you do-
The first line of every program you create in BASIC that you wish to shell should start with
(Note: There are two colons - One that is initially there, and one that you add)
Now, your program should show up in its Shell
I prefer Mirage, because it is easy, and because it has the ability to create separate folders (One for my downloaded games, one for my own created programs)
You can download Mirage here - http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/139/13949.html
Now, the benefits of this - Not only is this program neatly organized in a shell, but it is runnable even when ARCHIVED!
That means, it only takes up archive space (Which you have a crap load of) and doesn't waste RAM space
So really, if you feel bad about making a nice pretty program with lowercase letters that take up more tokens?
Go for it. Just archive it and put it in a shell. Besdies, a TI 84 + SE has over 1000k archive memory, and no one really needs all that.
Say hello to prettier, more neater programs =]