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DOSDROID - A Dialogue Generator and Script Interpreter for DOS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015852D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

DOSDROID A Dialogue Generator and Script Interpreter for DOS DOSDROID A SCRIPTING ENGINE AND DIALOGUE GENERATOR FOR DOS The disclosed invention is a scripting engine for the DOS environment, incorporating a structured programming environment and a powerful, yet straightforward dialogue generation capability. Using familiar BASIC style programming constructs, while employing a similar syntax to batch files, the scripting language is designed to be readily accessible to a wide audience familiar with these environments. The DOSDROID engine itself comprises a basic executable called DOSDROID.EXE, approximately 90kb in size, which is run directly from a DOS command prompt. The program is executed using a script file as a command line argument. The script file comprises a simple text file created from a simple text editor such as NOTEPAD or EDIT, which is then interpreted by the DOSDROID program.