Wipe out your program with one simple POKE


For those jaded Atari owners who are looking for just one more thing to do with their machines, we offer the following: POKE 202,1. Place this poke in your favorite program and your program will be wiped from memory when it ends. Your program will also be wiped if you hit [BREAK] or [SYSTEM RESET]. In fact, anything which generates the READY prompt will result in erasure of the program. Interesting possibilities for protection schemes, no? Location 202 is the Load in Progress flag. When it has been set (by poking with a 1) the computer begins part of the load procedure immediately following the generation of the READY prompt. Among other things, the load procedure clears all program lines and variables from memory.