> > No standard way to light up dots in realtime or get key downstrokes...
> > [Just] pick one of the 15 incompatible methods of doing whatever,
> > or ... hack out number 16.
> If there were 15 methods of lighting up dots in realtime and getting the
> keyboard and other ports, this would not be discussed. The problem is
> there is no reasonable way to do screen, keyboard, serial, parallel,
> ethernet, and mouse I/O that comes with most Ada compilers.
> If there was even 1, this would not be discussed.
> We are missing some of the code, some of the interfaces, and some of the
Acknowledged. But when you said that before, someone (probably tongue in
cheek) suggested that our quest for excellence (his word: perfectionism)
kept us from agreeing on a standard. I was trying to point out that the
folks "out there" in non-Ada land would have come up with fifteen
different ways (different in the details) of doing it as soon as the
"problem" was discovered--and one a month after that.
"Standard? What the heck you talking about, 'a standard' ? Standard
ain't no noun, it's an adjective. Standard means the way 51% of the
hackers do it."