serial patch - second attempt

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jul 24 04:01:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 10:30:52AM +0200, Jacek Trzcinski wrote:
> What can I say ? I do not know reason You changed wincap.is_winnt() on
> wincap.must_init_serial_line(). In my opinion conditionals utilizing

The reason to use wincap is to not ask for operating systems as far
as possible but instead to ask for a specific capabilities of the
system we're just running on.  Nobody actually cares if the system
is a 95 OSR2 or a NT4 SP5.  CInstead, by using specific capabilities
the code itself answers the question "why are we doing this" e. g.:

  if (wincap.has_lseek_bug ())

Doesn't that make sense?

> is_wint() are better but if You do want to change it I suggest something
> like wincap.support_modem_output_lines_reading
> which is accurate to function it serves to.

Ok, I've choosen 'supports_reading_modem_output_lines'


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