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Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:51:14 -0500
To: DJ Delorie <djgpp AT delorie DOT com>
From: HDL-MikeFriedrichs <m_friedrichs AT hdlresearchlab DOT com>
Subject: DJGPP Usage
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List,

I'm embarking on a new project, with some inquiries.

This project communicates with an embedded controller through a UART, using 
RS485.

The method of default is using WIN32API with win2000 or XP.  The code size 
created by this method gets quite large.  The most straight forward means 
is by using DOS[extended] because of the direct control of I/O ports and 
large file sizes.

DOS, by definition of many newer programmers seems to be the Dinosaur, 
meaning that's the old way.  So, why would a person prefer WIN32API 
programming over DOS, which has much more direct control of I/O ports?

Just an inquiring mind!

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MikeF


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