Tomy Error Messages

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Err# Manual Definition Which Really Means
1 NUMBER TOO BIG FOR COMPUTER In conventional BASIC terms, this is an overflow error.
2 COMPUTER DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU TOLD IT Syntax error.
3 YOU FORGOT A QUOTATION MARK ON THE LINE Syntax error, but a bit more specific.
4 NAME OF VARIABLE IS TOO LONG -- 15 CHARACTERS MAX Says it all.
5 NOT USED YET Undocumented error.
6 YOU MAY HAVE FILLED UP THE COMPUTER'S MEMORY (SHORTEN YOUR PROGRAM) Out of memory; could also be due to a stack overflow, though that would take a lot of work.
7 LOOPS NOT DONE PROPERLY Crossed loops (something like FOR X=1 TO 10/FOR Y=10 TO 10/NEXT X/NEXT Y).
8 HAVE A "NEXT" BUT NO "FOR" IN A LOOP Like it says.
9 HAVE A "RETURN" BUT NO "GOSUB" Idem.
10 YOU TOLD COMPUTER TO WORK WITH A LINE # NOT IN PROGRAM Undefined statement error.
11 ERROR IN WRITING LINE # Bad line number (probably negative).
12 LINE # TOO BIG (32767 IS LARGEST ALLOWED) Bad line number (overflow).
13 COMPUTER CAN NOT DO CONTINUE YOU ASKED FOR That was a verbatim sentence. Can't continue from the breakpoint (probably you modified the program and tried to CONT from there).
14 YOU PUT A LINE # ON SOMETHING THAT CAN ONLY BE COMMAND (10 LOAD) Illegal direct error. Direct mode commands (see Command Summary) are illegal in programmatic execution.
15 THERE IS NO PROGRAM TO RUN Stupid, huh?
16 BAD VALUE Uncertain. Never encountered.
17 INPUT ERROR -- COMPUTER CAN'T READ WHAT YOU GAVE IT Entered alphanumerics when it was expecting just numbers; equivalent to C64 ?REDO FROM START or Apple ][ REENTER.
18 DATA ERROR -- WRONG # ELEMENTS OR WRONG TYPE IN DATA You tried to READ in data and caused a type mismatch (read a string into a numeric variable) or you ran out of data.
19 NOT USED YET Undocumented error. Dave Brain's experimentation with the # operator for the Tomy's non-existent I/O implies this is really a FILE NOT OPEN error.
20 PRINTER NOT CONNECTED TO COMPUTER Triggered by LLIST and LPRINT because the printer for the Tutor never emerged, plus various iterations with the # token.