Wait for a keypress before continuing?

Seebs usenet-nospam at seebs.net
Wed Aug 17 19:05:31 CEST 2011

On 2011-08-17, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> The difference is between "Hit <enter> to continue" (which we can do in 
> portable Python) versus "Hit any key to continue" (which we cannot, and 
> which also leads to the joke about people searching for the 'any' key 
> ;-).

And more importantly, frustration and confusion when people pick control
or shift.

> The equivalent contrast for GUIs is "Click OK to continue" versus 
> "Click anywhere to continue" If having to click a specific area is okay 
> for GUIs, having to hit a specific key for TUIs should be also.

In general I agree.

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