As Mark Twain wrote
"She was wise, subtle, and knew more than one way to skin a cat"
Or maybe SNMP just stands for Simply Not Mary's Preference?
Agreed that most of the worlds problems can be solved with OptoScript, but coming from a bygone era, where a computers hidden power was unleashed through accessing its BIOS, you still can't beat the speed, simplicity and realtime functionality only available in the I/O MemoryMap, especially when working in milliseconds or even microseconds.
"Using the Opto22 I/O MemoryMap you can play notes you have never even heard before"
Not for beginners, but direct memorymap access is still an excellent complement to OptoScript, and should form part of any OptoEngineers programming toolbox. But of course as any OptoMaster knows, the force must be used wisely!
My favourite PAC Control instructions and a great place to start learning about the hidden gateway between OptoControl and the PAC I/O MemoryMap underworld is:
Read Number from I/O Unit Memory Map
Write Number to I/O Unit Memory Map
FYI. Within our "7th Level OptoMaster Enlightenment" holistic training, the PAC I/O MemoryMap Area is referred to in religious cosmological terminology, as being the Opto22 equivalent of Sheol. You might like to look that one up Mary!