[Coco] C and BASIC09 (Auto-discard notification)

Mannequin* mannslists at invigorated.org
Sat May 15 23:29:14 EDT 2004

On Sat, 15 May 2004 22:27:37 -0400
Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net> wrote:

> My suggestion would be to look at the getchar standard library call. 
> However, you have still not said exactly what you are trying to 
> accomplish. Do you want your program to respond to the keyboard 
> regardless of where you are in your program or do you only need
> keyboard input at a specific time? How many characters will you need
> to trap? Will you need to process the keyboard input or only know that
> some key has been pressed?

Sorry about the last post... I sometimes forget which email address I'm
using for a given list. :(

Anyway, I need it to get and process most (if not all) of the keys that
are hit on the keyboard. I need something like the "getch ()" function
that is used in Borland's bcc compiler for the x86. (I'll be using it in
an "endless" loop until some criteria are met.)

Like I said, I posted about this on a different Coco list before, but I
need to know if it can capture key combos like <CTRL><A> along with all
of the normal characters and symbols. In this way, I don't see how
standard "getchar ()" can help unless you somehow strip the buffering.
(Which I have no idea how to do in OS-9.)

Any help or suggestions you can give would be great.

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