Paper Tape Emulator
jbglaw at lug-owl.de
Sat Apr 30 15:03:02 CDT 2005
On Sat, 2005-04-30 18:25:08 +0100, Jim Beacon <jim at g1jbg.co.uk> wrote:
> has anyone tried to write a paper tape emulator in BASIC? I've had a go in
> GW-BASIC, but I suspect that the implementation of the language is too slow
> to reliably drive the serial port - it doesn't always pick up the paper
> advance signal (I've tried using both CTS and DCD as inputs).
Well, I haven't ever actually played with a paper tape reader (or
writer), but I guess it cannot be that hard to write an emulator for it.
Are there specs available? If I ever find some time, I'd volunteer to
write one in C for POSIX systems.
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