Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/01/09:02:01

Date: Thu, 1 Jan 98 15:39:38 PST
From: Noam Rotem <nrotem AT johnbryce DOT co DOT il>
Subject: Re: Escape Sequences / Reading from Console
To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Message-ID: <Chameleon.980101155719.nrotem@netvision.netvision>
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--- On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 11:45:47 +0200 (IST)  Eli Zaretskii 
<eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il> wrote:

>> 2. Is there any portable function or asm code for reading one 
>> single character from the console? (with DOS, I can use BIOS 
>> interrupt 16h, but with unix I can't, as far as I understand 
>> it). 
>What's wrong with `getc'?  It can read single characters as well, if
>you switch stdin to binary mode (use `setmode') and make it unbuffered
>(use `setvbuf').  Did you try it?

I can't use 'setmode' under UNIX. This is what's wrong with it...
Is there any other way to do it (using ANSI C / stdio.h)?
Noam Rotem
John Bryce Training Centre
Tel Aviv, Israel.
1. Take upon yourself an impossible mission.
2. Accomplish the mission.
3. Go back to step 1.

It's the only sane answer to modern life.


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