Re: [NTLK] IRDA and IrTalk????

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 01:03:58 EDT

on 05/06/02 23:51, at wrote:

> I have a Powerbook 1400cs, and it has an infrared port at tha back, but
> when i try to open the infrared control panel, the system says that
> IrDa is not present... i made a sherlock search on my hard disk, and
> the irda extension was in the system folder... then i open an
> application called IRtalk in my powerbook and it works, but it cant
> connect with my newton (a MP2000), so i suppose that the infrared port
> that the powerbook 1400cs has (not IrDA) its different than the one in
> the newton (I supposed it is an IrDA port), can somebody tell me if im
> right???, or if not, why i cant communicate my PB1400 with the MP2000????

I think, and I repeat, I think that IrDA was first fully implemented on the
first PowerBook G3 Series, the "Wallstreet". Further, what are you using on
your 1400cs to connect to your Newton? NCU? That dog won't hunt, even if you
were using a Wallstreet. NCU doesn't support IrDA. You would have to use the
Newton Data Browser (aka. Newton DIL Tester) from Thomas Tempelmann
<>. But, again, with a
1400cs, I'm not sure it will work.


Laurent Daudelin                            <>
Logiciels Nemesys Software                  

candygrammar n.: A programming-language grammar that is mostly syntactic sugar; the term is also a play on `candygram'. COBOL, Apple's Hypertalk language, and a lot of the so-called `4GL' database languages share this property. The usual intent of such designs is that they be as English-like as possible, on the theory that they will then be easier for unskilled people to program. This intention comes to grief on the reality that syntax isn't what makes programming hard; it's the mental effort and organization required to specify an algorithm precisely that costs. Thus the invariable result is that `candygrammar' languages are just as difficult to program in as terser ones, and far more painful for the experienced hacker.

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