Re: VIC-20 RS-232 ROM Routines (was: VIC-1011A)

From: Martijn van Buul (
Date: 2001-06-01 12:47:30

Pinxteren R.van (Ramses) wrote:
> I can think of some more:
> -Long serial lines (30+ meters)
> -serial links in error prone environments (Next to heavy machines, the C64
> was also used there to "replace" some PLC's. Philips was known to do this if
> I recall correct.

The only reason why you'd use hardware handshaking is a speed issue; you
can theoretically achieve higher speeds with it. Hardware handshaking
most definately doesn't cure transmission errors.

> -People who didn't know the difference and used the more "secure" method (I
> was one, and it never worked for me..)

Shows :)
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