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James Sutherland writes:
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Russell King wrote:
> > And I'll try to make the point a second time that everything does not have
> > a character-based screen to write to.
>
> So what? For platforms which have a nice easy way to stick ASCII on
> screen, use this. For other platforms, find some other approach - if you
> have a nice easy serial port handy, try feeding the characters there.

So what? It shouldn't be called "VIDEO_CHAR" then - calling it that
describes ONE implementation only, not what it is actually doing.
Something more like DEBUGCH(char) or whatever is a better choice because
it describes what the intention of it is, rather than the implementation.
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