|Syntax||current_mode = SCREEN_MODE|
This function can help in your programs where you need to be in a specific mode. If you call this function you can find out if a mode change needs to be made or not. As the MODE call changes the mode for every program running in the QL, use this function before setting the appropriate mode.
The value returned can be 4 or 8 for normal QLs, 2 for Atari ST/QL Extended mode 4 or any other value deemed appropriate by the hardware being used. Never assume that your programs will only be run on a QL!
1000 REMark Requires MODE 4 for best results so ... 1010 IF SCREEN_MODE <> 4 1020 MODE 4 1030 END IF 1040 : 1050 REMark Rest of program ....