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Multiple terminals under user program control in a time-sharing environment

By John S. McGeachie

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 16 No. 10, Pages 587-590

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User-written programs on the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System can communicate with many remote terminals simultaneously and can control the interactions between these terminals. Such programs can be written using standard input and output instructions in any language available on the system. This paper describes how this multiple-terminal facility was implemented without requiring any changes in the system executive or in any of the system's compilers or interpreters.

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