Category : Pascal Source Code
Archive   : TMULTASK.ZIP
Filename : MTDEMO.PAS

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{File: MTDEMO.PAS ====================================================

This is the main file for a program that demonstrates the use of most of
the routines in MULTASK.LIB (I have not yet had an opportunity to use
the Semaphore data structure). See MULTASK.LIB for a bit more
documentation. This demo uses direct video memory I/O and is set up for
the standard CGA color card.

- E.T.Burleyson 29 Sept 87

Program MultiTaskingDemo;

{$C-} {disable Ctrl-C program abort and Ctrl-S output pause}
{dollarK-} {disable stack/heap collision checking (needed for multitasking?)}

{$I MULTASK.LIB } {multitasking kernel library}

{$I ASCII.LIB} {keyboard key scan values, etc.}

ScreenBaseAddress = $B800; {standard start of color video memory;
Monochrome is $B000 }
IDTag : String[80]
= ' MultiTasking Demo program by E.T.Burleyson 28 Sept 87';

String40 = String[40];

ShortNoticeBuffer = record
ovd: FifoOverhead; {fifo overhead -- see MULTASK.LIB}
Notice: string40; {pending notice}
Color: byte; {color attribute}
WaitTime: integer; {seconds to leave notice up -- 0=forever}
end; {record}

CharPosition = (Character,Attribute); {index for screen arrays}

Screen1DPtr = ^Screen1DAccessType; {ptr to allow a linear index of
screen character positions}

Screen2DPtr = ^Screen2DAccessType; {ptr to allow a row/col index of
screen character positions}

Screen1DAccessType = record {look at screen as one-dimensional array of
character positions}
Image : Array[1..2000,Character..Attribute] of byte;
end; {Screen1DAccessType}

Screen2DAccessType = record {look at screen as two-dimensional array
(row,col) of character positions}
Image : Array[1..25,1..80,Character..Attribute] of byte;
end; {Screen2DAccessType}

StatusLineBuffer: ShortNoticeBuffer; {error/notice area of line 25}

EntryColor: integer; {character attribute for all keyboard input}
StatusLineColor: integer; {character attribute for line 25}
IDLineColor: integer; {character attribute for line 1}
ErrorColor: integer; {char. attr. for error notices on line 25}

PhysicalScreen2D : Screen2DPtr; {memory-mapped screen area}
PhysicalScreen1D : Screen1DPtr; {memory-mapped screen area, too}

{$I STATLINE.PAS } {status line (line 25) routines, including error notices}

{$I INITTERM.PAS } {initialization and termination routines}

{$I KEYINPUT.PAS } {Keyboard input routines}

begin {MultiTaskingDemo}
if ChildProcess then ProcessKeyChar;
if ChildProcess then UpdateStatusLine;
end. {MultiTaskingDemo}

  3 Responses to “Category : Pascal Source Code
Archive   : TMULTASK.ZIP
Filename : MTDEMO.PAS

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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