[fpc-pascal] CTRL-Break and asynchronous exec

Jürgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Fri Apr 10 18:10:59 CEST 2009

 > Marco van de Voort schrieb:
> However in such cases
> it is easiest to look how FPC's biggest console app (the textmode IDE) does
> it.

Thanks Marco for the quick answer. I tried to find where the IDE does 
the keyboard input but without success. Where in these 97 files could it 
be? It seems that it doesn't use CRT/READKEY anyway. So is it a problem 
of the CRT unit?

> Do not use the dos.exec function. It has argument and path length problems
> (due to shortstrings), use the executeprocess function(s) instead. They are
> in sysutils.

Maybe someone can add this hint to the manual in the description of the 
EXEC function when it is changed anyway some day. I always wondered 
whether the DOS unit can still be used or whether it's just there for 
compatibility reasons.

Jürgen Hestermann.

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