[fpc-pascal]Keyboard unit questions
cubrewer at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 10 17:33:21 CEST 2004
I just used the keyboard unit for the first time and it's quite
impressive but I have some questions.
Initially, I couldn't link on my old RH 7.2 machine because FPC 1.9.4
couldn't find the GPM libraries. This is probably a stupid question
but is there a way that FPC can find libraries better so that I don't
have to ln -s /usr/libgpm.so.1 to /usr/libgpm.so? This has happened
with other FPC units...
Anyway, isn't GPM a mouse package?!? I didn't consult the unit's
source but I don't see any mouse functionality in the docs? Just
And finally, I pasted my little example program below. When I run it
in Konsole and it has some funny behavior. Like Shift-F2 is reported
as F4 and Control-U is reported as 'SHIFT' ^A and ^E don't seem to
have any text associated with them (maybe it's reporting a space?).
I wanted to build a simple bash-like command history/editing and I
was going to use those but if I cannot read them...
In xterm it's slightly different... for example, ^A does nothing but
then the next charcter shows as SHIFT x (e.g., ^Aa shows as 'SHIFT
a') and Shift-F2 shows three keys.. 'Key with scancode 6144', 2, and
Q while Shift-F3 shows the same scancode and then 2,R.
I tried adding the shift state but that didn't change anything and
the shift states don't seem to be read accuractely (control and alt
are never read).
procedure ReadKBD(var S: String);
var K : TkeyEvent;
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