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    SubjectRe: speakup bug
    On Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 06:01:07PM -0600, John G. Heim wrote:
    > Do you recall if they gave a reason for not wanting to use the serial layer?
    > I don't even know what the serial layer is (although the name is descriptive
    > enough and I can guess).But I would think they'd have had some reason for
    > not wanting to do that.

    Looking at the code, I'm going to guess that it's largely historical.
    I'd guess that original core code was originally written for MS-DOS
    (main.c? RLY?), and once they got it working, they never went back to
    fix things. Even if it wasn't the most efficient way to do things, I
    suspect most of the blind community didn't care once it was working
    --- and they probably didn't have anyone who really understood the tty
    line discpline layer, since it wasn't very well documented.

    - Ted

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