Bad Feelings...

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jun 23 11:27:41 1997

On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Captain Napalm wrote:

> > 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.

You couldn't do that on an Apple. It only had one video output. Unless
the 80-col card in question had a seperate video output. And then you'd
have to go back to that clever programming thing.

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Received on Mon Jun 23 1997 - 11:27:41 BST

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