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Pushing the limits on the Terminal screen...
12-15-2016, 05:06 PM (This post was last modified: 12-15-2016 05:23 PM by Spybot.)
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Pushing the limits on the Terminal screen...
Hello!

I was trying to PRINT() a large amount of objects in the terminal screen... when I realized some of the objects were missing.
So after a couple of tests I found out that the terminal screen is limited to show up to: 2040 chars, including line breaks. And that is why sometimes some numbers were missing!
In the following code you are safe only up to n:=538; using a greater number you will start losing data.

EXPORT test()
BEGIN
LOCAL a:=1,n;
PRINT();
INPUT(n," ",{"#:"});
REPEAT
PRINT(a);
a:=a+1
UNTIL a=n+1;
END;

I don't know... if this is the way it is supposed to be? or it can be fixed on future releases.
I thought terminal screen capacity was limited only by memory!

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12-16-2016, 12:16 AM (This post was last modified: 12-16-2016 12:24 AM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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RE: Pushing the limits on the Terminal screen...
The limit is a little less than 2K characters in a single PRINT.
If you want to print more, you can do multiple PRINT's...
I don't know how far back the terminal will scroll.
http://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-4692.html

One workaround is to instead append the output to a Notes file.

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12-16-2016, 12:28 AM
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RE: Pushing the limits on the Terminal screen...
Thanks StephenG1CMZ.

Yes appending an output to a note file sounds like a good idea.

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09-01-2019, 10:36 PM
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RE: Pushing the limits on the Terminal screen...
Has this PRINT limit been updated?
How far back can the terminal screen now scroll?

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