easier way to flush input?

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    easier way to flush input?

    I'm just a beginner programmer. Anywayz, my program starts with a screen with a long delay. Now I need to "lock" it so that even if the user input stuff from the keyboard, it will be disregarded when the next screen comes (after the delay).

    I've read the FAQ on flushing inputs. But are there easier ways to do it? Thanks in advance. BTW, I'm using Turbo C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSG-9
    I'm just a beginner programmer. Anywayz, my program starts with a screen with a long delay. Now I need to "lock" it so that even if the user input stuff from the keyboard, it will be disregarded when the next screen comes (after the delay).

    I've read the FAQ on flushing inputs. But are there easier ways to do it?
    What is wrong with the FAQ methods? They are quite usable, and if they are not exactly what you are looking for, adapt something from the examples. Give it a go, and if you have trouble, post your code so people on he board can have a look.

    Quote Originally Posted by GSG-9
    Thanks in advance. BTW, I'm using Turbo C.
    Why use that archaic, ossified compiler? Look into getting gcc (with Cygwin) or download Dev-CPP
    Last edited by kermit; 02-05-2005 at 09:02 AM.

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    I don't see how you can get much simpler than a single function call or #define. What's simpler than one statement?

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