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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 6:45pm | IP Logged Quote Geoffg

Yes, the console input is buffered (128 characters). So, for example, the user could type in 20 characters and the next 20 calls to INKEY$ will return all 20 one by one.

Interrupts should be allowable during INPUT and LINE INPUT but it is amazingly difficult to implement so it has remained on my ToDo list for the time being.


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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 7:29pm | IP Logged Quote Grogster

Really? That's never worked for me. If I check INKEY$ at the time I am expecting a keystroke, I get it. If I check it any other time - even if keys have been pressed, I always get back an empty string, so the code never does what it should.

IE: If I check INKEY$ inside a loop, and grab characters as they arrive, no problem.
If I don't check INKEY$ inside a loop, and just request a key from INKEY$, it is always "". I assumed this was cos at the time of the request, no key was being pressed, so you get back an empty string.

I will have a play with this command now - perhaps I was doing something else wrong at the same time.

EDIT: I am wrong. Totally wrong.





This test code does exactly what Geoff says it does. At the time I was trying to get INKEY$ to work for me, I must have been doing something wrong.

I stand corrected.

Edited by Grogster on 16 April 2018 at 7:36pm


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