[Oberon] New BB release

Easthope peasthope at cablelan.net
Wed Feb 7 17:59:09 MET 2007

Oberon & Aos users,

Sorry if you find this arcane.

As I see, Dialer.Mod was designed to operate a 
modem for establishing a PPP connection.

Recently I purchased a long distance telephone 
calling card and wonder about also using Dialer to 
establish a call.  This would save me from dialing 
the access numbers for the calling card and 
would also allow invocation from my Desktop.Tool.  
Along with all its other uses, the Desktop.Tool 
would be a telephone directory!

So perhaps modems are not quite obsolete.

This is my idea of generalizing the command 
syntax.  If anyone can offer a suggestion or criticism 
it will help.  
Extant syntax is Dialer.Dial <config> <device> ~
For example "Dialer.Dial carnot Device0 ~".

First I wonder about the benefit of the device 
being a parameter of the command rather than being 
in the Oberon.Text.  For example, config.Init might be 
Init = { Device0 COM1 19200 }

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