davidwpowell wrote on Tue Nov 30 05:55:08 CET 2004:
Seems cruel that this should remain unanswered for so long. From elsewhere in this forum, I learned that the following: $|=1; #unbuffered input early in your program will ensure that characters go to the console as soon as they're printed. That's what's stopping print from displaying timely prompts. (Apparently it's a POSIX package thing, according to my Perl book).
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