Hi there,

Oops, it seems to point to me ;-)

The keyboard buffer is a BIOS resource, and it many cases DOS (standard
CON device) just relies on BIOS to do this work.

BIOS extensions to the BIOS keyboard handling (namely KEYB) could easily
implement this, but:
- I try myself to recycle BIOS stuff as much as possible and rewrite less
- I haven't felt the need to do it

When you are using STRINGS in KEYB, then a secondary bigger buffer is used
(from which info is transfered to the primary BIOS one), but it is because
your strings can be big enough. I'll annotate it within KEYB wishes to be
able to use this secondary bigger buffer with a KEYB switch.


> On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 19:18 +0300, Arkady V.Belousov wrote:
>> Hi!
>> 5-ÄÕÒ-2006 19:47 [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Carl Spitzer) wrote to FreeDOS
>> <freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net>:
>> >> > > following constants and function allow a program to place up to
>> 16
>> >> > > two-byte characters in the keyboard buffer. When the program
>> exits
>> >> > Why the limit of 16??
>> >> That's the size of the typeahead buffer maintained by the BIOS (I
>> think
>> CS> That is what I was thinking about I am surprised that FreeDOS has
>> not
>> CS> done that yet.
>>      Why you think that it should "done" this?
> Increase the typeahead buffer size.
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