Interrupt Key

ACUCOBOL-GT has no way of defining a key to be the asynchronous interrupt key. ACUCOBOL-GT makes use of the host's definition for this key. This has two effects:

  1. If you want to define a special asynchronous interrupt key, you must do so at the operating system level.
  2. Whichever key is used as the Interrupt key will be unavailable to you as a normal key. This is because the host operating system acts on this key prior to ACUCOBOL-GT's ever receiving it. ACUCOBOL-GT sees an interrupt when this key is typed; it never receives a character for it.