[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [X-FB] Strings, Communication, Resources, and more

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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:48:17 -0400
>Over a month ago I ran into some trouble with a communications program I
>am making. I got some technical advice from an experienced communications
>programmer, who advised me to send transactions as blocks of data (binary
>streams is the term he used, I beleive).
>I had no idea how to do this in FB, so I found this list somehow. After a
>month or so, I've found out how to do what I need. I've also found how to
>use strings as raw data. Anyway, thanks to all who have helped. I have
>learned alot along the way, mostly on the toolbox and on memory. I'll
>probably have a public beta of my communications program soon enough. And
>special thanks to Tedd for all the long string information, which I
>modified and used extensively.

No problem. You're welcome.

Now, if I only understood binary streams. You see, I have a program that
accepts data from Casio BOSS units and works fine -- except it's slower
than what I wanted. While I can't do anything about speeding up
communication from the Mac to the Casio unit (because of internal sorting
problems within the unit), I think that I might be able speed up
communications between the Casio to the Mac. I need to be able to view the
entire packet of data (sent by the Casio and received by the Mac) at one
shot --- in other words, I want to be able to view the communication
buffer. Any suggestions?


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