TSDSI - transmit data to a terminal.


call tsdsi(length, message)


is an integer variable that must contain the number of characters which are to be transmitted.
is a character variable, composed of no more than 16764 characters. This gives the message to be transmitted.


The TSDSI subroutine enables a program to transmit a sequence of bytes essentially uninterpreted by the I/O package. This is of particular use when dealing with a VIP terminal in forms mode.


If you really are working with a VIP in forms mode, STX and ETX characters should not occur within the message. TSS will add them as appropriate.

The cursor remains positioned as the result of the last TSDSI transmission.

For programs running under ETS with GCOS III, TSDSI might be needed to force buffers to be flushed. However, for TSS under GCOS-8, it does the same thing as TSDSP except that TSS may not buffer the data as efficiently.

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