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>>> Any thought about making this cross-platform? I really need Linux and Windows.

>> I don't know Linux will enough so probably not.

> What's so cool about serial on Linux is that you really can just open
> /dev/ttyS0 (aka 'COM1') and treat it like any file (tho remember to
> f:flush() occaisionally). Except, you need to set the comm parameters
> first.  There are several command-line utilities for that, can just
> shell out to them using os.execute()

> OK, this is not exactly portable.  I do have Linux serial
> terminal-setting code, I'll have a look at Mike's interface and see
> how it can fit in.

I agree the *NIX-like way of doing things is cool.  I would like to know how serial communication ways in Linux.  I would imagine the API is much more powerful giving the history.  As a personal project, I would like to learn more about it and maybe make my library cross-platform.

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