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Re: Controlling an external device with elisp

From: upro
Subject: Re: Controlling an external device with elisp
Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 21:50:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Jonas Steverud <address@hidden> writes:

> upro <address@hidden> writes:
>> Now this might be a strange question, but is it possible to control an
>> external device, through parallel or serial port, using elisp as
>> programming language?
> It should be possible if the device has a text-based protocol and
> supports a tcp/ip connection. Gnus, which I use right now, does that
> to my ISP's newsserver.
> But if you mean on a lower level, if the device is stupid, like an
> thermometer or simple motor; I do not know.
> Depends on the device, a bit.

Hi Jonas, what I meant was indeed a "stupid" device, like a selfmade
small circuit to switch on a light or somolar (as seen in the Coffee

Do you think this is impossible?


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