Do something until keypress

Hello,

I would like to emulate the good old Pascal ‘loop until keypressed’ code
snippet:

repeat
write(“Hello”);
until keypressed;

(also the borland c/c++ function kbhit() was similar).
Also I would like to continue the loop in the same manner unless the
user pressed a specific key.

Since ansi C/C++ does not support this functionality, I guess it is not
supported by Ruby either - and after searching around a bit I could not
find some good substitute yet.

I do no want a general solution - it is enough if it will run under
linux. It is also not a problem if it will require a gem or anything
else (like libcurses-ruby or something).

Any ideas?

TIA

On 10/26/06, Peter S. [email protected] wrote:

Also I would like to continue the loop in the same manner unless the
Any ideas?

TIA

See previous thread: “Trouble using puts and getc in different threads”
and others.

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