[Coco] DLOAD (was: Re: Stupid Cassette Port Tricks, (was: Re: Coco and .WAV files))
georgeramsower at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 23:45:12 EST 2008
I found that higher port speeds for printing allowed more time to
formulate the next line to send to the printer.
A coco takes time to generate a line of text. Sending the stuff a character
at a time and then finally waiting for the CTS from the printer slowed it
down. So I would generate an entire line up to the CR/LF then send it as a
packet to the printer. High speed there did make a little difference. While
the printer was printing that line, I could use the coco to work on the next
line. Saved some coco time doing it that way.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Morrison"
> For straight forward character printing, few printers could print faster
> than the equivalent of 2400 baud.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <jdaggett at gate.net>
>> I never used the internal serial port on the Coco1 or the Coco3. To much
>> overhead having a software UART. I used the MPI and the serial cartridge.
>> Had good reliability up to 9600 baud. Just wished the serial printers of
>> time supported faster speeds.
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