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Re: [open-cobol-list] [Bulk] accept a keystroke?

From: Brian Tiffin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] [Bulk] accept a keystroke?
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:36:44 -0500
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Guillame; Check out

for one discussion and a C code example.

for another, with S-Lang involved.

Plus, if it fits your app, the SCREEN SECTION code supports some COBOL status 
codes.  Check [b]screenio.cpy[/b] [i](it ships with OpenCOBOL)[/i] for the 
list of codes used.  It might save you calling externals.

On docs.  There is a new super cool manual coming out...
a link (which may not be the most recent, Gary is working hard for us) at

I've got early permissions to spread the word, but I'm one email away from 
getting this document a permalink.  Plus, I'd like to use his new guide as 
the basis for a COBOL programming course on wikiversity.  But that's a 
different story.

More on this soon.

On January 5, 2010 08:18:09 am Guillaume Yziquel wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm quite new to Cobol, and I have a simple cobol question about the
> ACCEPT command.
> I've been reading documentation at
> and I'd like to use the ACCEPT command to capture a keystroke, and not a
> string + \n statement. Only the keystroke, no return.
> How do I do that with ACCEPT? More generally, what do you cobol guys do
> when you need documentation? Where do you find it?
> All the best,

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