some time ago there was a discussion about direct hardware io access and s=
omeone replied that it is not possible from Win32 to do this and therefore=
the functions inp / outp are missing with MinGW. I've just found that thi=
s isnt true for Win9x; here you __can__ do port io;=20
I've attached a small sample which switches DTR and RTS of a serial port; =
on Win98 1st Ed. it works fine in a dos box...