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Text Storage Buffer Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046783D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chen, JN Croes, RE Gentry, AV [+details]

Abstract

A text storage buffer management program is used to consolidate into one common service the functions needed by word processing applications for bidirectional editing of text in a complex, high-level data stream composed of unidirectional, multi-byte structures and controls and single-byte controls and graphics. The text storage buffer management program also insulates the word processing application from the details of this complex data stream, provides the application program with a "page" view into the document, and handles all transfers of data between the storage media and the internal text storage buffer. Since text editing is an interactive process, it is important that one be able to process a unidirectional data stream in the reverse direction.