> < ^ Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 13:24:57 +0000 (GMT)
> < ^ From: Alexander Hulpke <hulpke@math.colostate.edu >
< ^ Subject: Re: DOS session problem

Dear Gap-Forum,

S. Ping wrote:

Anybody has experiecned some cursor problem at editing lines in WIN95
GAP version? In my machine, cyrix586 100m, WIN95, the cursor does not
work. I can not move the cursor with up, down, right, left arrows. The
only way to move is to use space-bar and backspace. Also, the insert
button does not work.

This is a known problem of the Windows version of GAP4 which is described in
the installation documentation and section `GAP for Windows' of the manual.

(The particulat problem is with turning the DOS window into ``raw''
mode such that the control keys get through to GAP and are not interpreted
already by the operating system.) For the GNU cross compiler we are using we
have not yet found a way of fixing this and would welcome any help by people
who have experience in programming for Windows.

(Also note that GAP does use its own editing commands as described in
section `Line Editing' of the reference manual. These do not necessarily
correspond to special cursor or editing keys on a particular system.)

Best regards,

Alexander Hulpke

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