acd & interactive prompt

Peter Rice pmr at
Fri May 2 10:34:56 UTC 2003

raouljp at wrote:
> hi,
> I need to insert interaction in my program.
> How can I do it with acd, without recoding from zero the promt interaction?

Interaction is not allowed in ACD.

This is a deliberate design feature to ensure that all program options 
must be set by the user (e.g. in a web form, a GUI interface, a CORBA or 
web service call) before the program starts.

Of course, you can try to interact with the user later in the program 
... and we would rather like to have, for example, interactive graphics 

There is an ajUser call that prompts the user (well, really it writes to 
standard error) and you can try to read from standard input.

Or is this just some extra interaction at startup time? Maybe ACD can 
cope with that.

Hope this helps,

Peter Rice

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