[Lazarus] WriteLn back to the GUI

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Oct 23 15:38:41 CEST 2013

Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> ListMember schrieb:
>> I'd rather find the unit where WriteLn() procedure is defined and 
>> alter it once and recompile FPC/Lazarus.
>> But, I just can't locate where WriteLn procedure is defined. I did a 
>> grep (equivalent in Windows) but came up with nothing usable.
> The Write... procedures are compiler magic, that's why you couldn't find 
> the declarations.
> A redirection should be possible by changing the Output variable, used 
> when no FILE is given in an Write statement. At least it's so in Delphi, 
> and there also existed instructions on how to write your own text file 
> handler (for redirecting output to whatever target).

This also takes us back to the point discussed a few weeks ago, which is 
that Lazarus doesn't really have a component optimised for line-by-line 
output and possibly input, i.e. wrapping a unix-style shell or a 
terminal emulator.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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