Most BASIC's had these commands that let you directly access memory. When I had my TRS-80 Model I, I used these to write a very crude assembler. More often they were used to get information from system maintained areas; status of ports, that sort of thing.
I don't think I've heard anyone use either of these in this context in many a year.
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