RE: Beginner - EPIC and prompting for input

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
(Apparently it's a POSIX package thing, according to my Perl book).

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