[Coco] OS-9 environment variables?
lamune at doki-doki.net
Thu Apr 16 17:32:56 EDT 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Christian Lesage
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:18 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] OS-9 environment variables?
> 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
> >> > 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
> > 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
> Want to change the baud rate? Do it on the server; the CoCo will adapt
> to any change.
> Just my two cents.
Make that 4 cents. That seems like the far simpler solution to this
particular problem than porting an entire new feature to nitros9.
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