Subject: Re: ppp woes continued
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 11/13/1999 12:04:26
At 23:49 Uhr +0100 11.11.1999, Bill Studenmund wrote:
>On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Hauke Fath wrote:

>> Describe the semantics? Because the outside world cares about the
>> _semantics_ of the line, not about the _label_ that the chip manufacturer
>> cared to give the pin?
>But the semantics don't matter. It's the name of the pin.


>So there are a number of
>different semantics which get layered on top of these pins.
>That's why we keep the pin names constant, and use stty modes to control
>the semantics we put on these pins.

So, we should agree to disagree, I suppose.

I realize I entered the discussion with more steam than was appropriate -
the matter brought back memories of wasted evenings and triggered a sore

Let me thank you for your patience in an interesting discussion.


"It's never straight up and down"     (DEVO)