[Coco] OS-9 environment variables?
hyperfrog at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 23:17:44 EDT 2009
Roger Taylor wrote:
> At 09:13 PM 4/15/2009, you wrote:
>> Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com> wrote:
>> > Is there a way in OS-9 to store a few bytes or a string from one
>> > module and access that data from another module by nickname or some
>> > other global handle?
>> > Can the data persist after hitting Reset to reboot OS-9?
>> Isn't this what device descriptors are for?
> Not for what I need to do. I need the Boot module to know what Disk
> BASIC had set the 6551 for (the command and control registers). It
> knows this on a first time boot because the data is there on the
> chip. Hitting reset clears the registers. Boot then can't read
> os9boot from the virtual disk across the serial link unless it sets
> the 6551 back up. I could take a lazy approach and just set the baud
> rate to say, 115200 bps, but what if the user wants only a 19200 bps
> connection, or even a 9600 bps.
Can't you have the CoCo try to automatically detect the server's baud
rate whenever the connection fails? It would make CoCoNet easier to use.
Want to change the baud rate? Do it on the server; the CoCo will adapt
to any change.
Just my two cents.
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