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Erase-To-End-Of-Line Function in a Parametric Menu Option

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057211D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Peebles, TF [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to implement the Erase-to-End-of-Line function in a parametric menu option or other data prompt. The Erase-to-End-of-Line function in a data prompt erases all characters beginning with, and to the right of, the cursored character. A parametric menu option is one form of data prompt. The new method for implementing the editing function is applicable to either L3P or RFT:DCA text. These two datastream systems are generally compatible, and their differences do not affect the method described here. Even though the DisplayWrite 4* (DW4) Menu Manager handles L3P text only, it employs the method described which is applicable to RFT:DCA, the datastream which is becoming the interchange standard for office systems.