[squeak-dev] Re: [Newbies] Serial ComPort
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Feb 25 13:22:59 UTC 2012
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 08:38:29PM -0800, Overcomer Man wrote:
> How do I make a Serial ComPort to text I/O with a USB device?
> I am currently trying to emulate most of this simple software so I can
> build better tools in Smalltalk:
> I am using Cuis 3.3 under Win XP and/or Vista but am willing to use any VM,
> .dll, or package to get started. Thanks.
This may turn out to be a complicated question, so I am copying the
squeak-dev list also.
Since you are starting with a Cuis image, you will want to add the
class SerialPort from a Squeak image (probably you can just file it
out from Squeak, and file it in to Cuis). This will give you the basic
access to COM ports from your image. I think (but I'm not certain) that
any of the usual VMs (standard VM or Cog) will have the necessary
support for using SerialPort on Windows.
I think that on Windows using USB serial ports is a matter of mapping
the serial ports to something that looks like e.g. COM3:, but I am
not a windows user so I don't know the specifics. Probably someone
on the squeak-dev list will be able to give some advice.
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