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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 12:33:27 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: Gertjan Klein <gklein AT xs4all DOT nl>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: Libc reference in HTML?
In-Reply-To: <66sh0h$b5m$1@xs2.xs4all.nl>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.971214123302.20351N-100000@is>
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On 13 Dec 1997, Gertjan Klein wrote:

>   Info frustrates me, I hate it and I dont want to use it.

IMHO, it is counterproductive to hate a tool that's used throughout by
the DJGPP and GNU documentation.  It is much more constructive to tell
what exactly are your problems with Info.  It might be that you have
missed some features that would solve your problems; when you spell
these problems out, you could get advice on solving them.  And if
these are real bugs, telling about them will help the maintainers
correct them in future releases.

>   Is the libc reference available in HTML somewhere for downloading? (I
> have found an online reference, but here in Europe we pay per minute for
> phone connections, and I'd rather have the docs on my HD).

I'm not aware of a place that offers libc docs in HTML format
available for ftp.

>   While I'm here - I'm thinking of an application where I have to use
> the DOS interrupts 0x25 and 0x26.  These read and write harddisk
> sectors.  As far as I could tell, they are not directly supported.  What
> should I do to call these interrupts?

Did you try `__dpmi_int' library function?  If you did and it didn't
work, please post the details.

> Note that a complicating factor
> here is that both leave a word (16 bit) on stack upon return.

I'm not sure this should bother you.  AFAIK, `__dpmi_int' causes the
DPMI server to switch to its internal stack, so your program's stack
isn't affected.

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