Bad Feelings...

From: Captain Napalm <>
Date: Sun Jun 22 21:48:22 1997

It was thus said that the Great Sam Ismail once stated:
> On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, A.R. Duell wrote:
> > IMHO that's a much nicer way to do it than the Apple method which means
> > you have to know which slot each card is in (and, in a lot of cases there
> > are 'standard' slots for particular cards that you'd better stick to. What
> > do you do if you want _2_ 80 column displays in the same machine? One in
> > slot 3, what about the other one).
> That was a limitation introduced with the //e. The 80 column board had
> its own special slot that took over slot 3 if you had it populated.
> However, nothing was stopping you from putting another 80-column board
> (such as a Videx) in another slot and using that, although I can't think
> for the life of me why you'd need two 80-column cards.
  Debugging. You can run your program on one screen, and have debugging
output/debugger output on the second screen. I did that once on a PS/2 when
I was writing code to manage the 8514 display. It was very nice to see not
only the output, but have the debugger not munging the display.

  -spc (Could easily get addicted to a system with duo displays)
Received on Sun Jun 22 1997 - 21:48:22 BST

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