[Newbies] Primitive error handling

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Mon Feb 8 21:16:13 UTC 2010

At Sun, 7 Feb 2010 13:45:00 +0100,
Garret Raziel wrote:
> Hello,
> I have another "problem". In windows, my microchip is connected on port 7 (COM7) but I dunno which port number it is in
> Linux. It is connected in location /dev/ttyUSB0 but I dunno what is its number. I have tried this code to discover it:
> |n|
> n := SerialPort new.
> 1 to: 20 do: [:port | n openPort: port. (n isNil) ifFalse: [Transcript show: port]. n close]
> but it told me that no port after opening is nil (strange, I thought that on Windows when I tried to open non-existing port,
> it returned nil). So I have tried another code, reading string from this port by n readString and watching when it does
> primitiveFailed and when doesn't. But I want only this kind of code (but I dunno how is it named): (n readString
> isPrimitiveFail) ifFalse: [Transcript show: ...]. How can I do it? Thanks for response.

  The method #on:do: is usable here.  you can say:

  [n readString] on: Error do: [:exception | Transcript show: port; cr].

or such in the loop and effectively skip the ports that cause errors.

-- Yoshiki

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