From: Cameron Kaiser (spectre_at_floodgap.com)
Date: 2008-03-06 03:45:54
> > I think he wants to use the tape port exclusively. > > Um, yes. After all, how would an USB stick device on the tape port > work? Would you implement the special LOAD"$",1 to get a directory > from the USB stick and then load named files? > > I don't know so much about the technicalities, but is anything preventing > you from creating a "tape" device that works pretty much like a floppy > drive, i.e. does the IEC bus have any special magic in that respect? The IEC bus just lets the disk drive sort it out, while LOAD"$",1 would search the 'tape' for a file named $. I suppose there could be magic for that on the other end, but I agree with Jim that the IEC bus is much more flexible. You'd be dealing with relative timing intolerance either way. -- ------------------------------------ personal: http://www.cameronkaiser.com/ -- Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * www.floodgap.com * firstname.lastname@example.org -- Seen on hand dryer: "Push button for a message from your congressman." ----- Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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