OT: Windows profanity

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Fri Mar 19 08:52:00 2004

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:52:02PM +0000, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Now to find a way to design a GPIB protocol stack without the IEEE488.1
> standards document or a known-working GPIB controller or peripheral. Or
> cables. Fun!

There's a great book c. 1980 by Osbourne Press, "PET CBM and the
IEEE-488 Bus (GPIB)", Eugene and Jensen, C.W. Fisher, that focuses
on the Commodore implementation of the GPIB, but nonetheless, has
some good, basic, bit-level explanations of the GPIB.

There are some freeware products you can use to experiment with the
GPIB... VICE (a PET/C-64 emulator) is complete enough that you can
write programs to set talkers and listeners, and develop application
code in BASIC or assembler to "talk" to a Commodore device. If you
are trying to talk to, say, an HP GPIB disk drive, you'll only find
basic information, but it's a start.


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