introduction to Form and Menu Language Interface (FMLI) commands
The Form and
Menu Language is a programming language for writing scripts that
define how an application will be presented to users.
The syntax of the Form and Menu Language is similar to that of
the UNIX system shell programming
language, and includes the following:
variable setting and evaluation, built-in commands and functions,
use of and escape from special characters, redirection of input and
output, conditional statements, interrupt signal handling, and the
ability to set various terminal attributes.
The Form and Menu Language also includes sets of
``descriptors'' that are used to define or customize attributes
of frames and other features of your application.
The Form and Menu Language Interpreter,
is a command interpreter that
operates similarly to the command interpreter
It sets up and controls the
video display screen on a terminal, using instructions from your
scripts to supplement FMLI's terminal-independent screen control
It controls many aspects of screen management for you,
and lets you quickly define an application interface that
uses menus and forms.
FMLI scripts can also invoke other programs,
either in the background or in full screen mode.
At run time it parses the scripts
you have written,
giving you the advantages of quick prototyping and
``Introduction to the Form and Menu Language Interpreter (FMLI)'' in Character user interface programming
The FMLI commands are not part of any currently supported standard.
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