Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/09/02/19:14:39

From: broeker AT acp3bf DOT knirsch DOT de (Hans-Bernhard Broeker)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: gotoxy()
Date: 2 Sep 1999 23:01:50 +0200
Organization: RWTH Aachen, III. physikalisches Institut B
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> Take a look at the attached functions, which should do the job

It doesn't do the job the original poster asked for, because it
completely ignores the 'in ANSI C' part of his requirements. None of
the attached functions is necessary for DJGPP, as we already have all
of them under their usual Borland-style names (including 'gotoxy()').

The answer to the original question has long since been known to be
'No, that's impossible in ANSI C'. Not to anyones surprise, almost
exactly this question is a FAQ in the group where it should have been
asked (comp.lang.c). The short rationale: there's not even a the
concept of a 'screen' in ANSI C, so how could it support 'gotoxy()' or
'clearscr()'? You're in platform-dependent C land, here.

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.

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