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The INPUTCLEAR statement clears the type-ahead buffer. It is useful in situations where the user may have pressed the carriage return key several times prior to reaching an INPUT that requires attention.

It takes the general form:


INPUTCLEAR only clears the type-ahead buffer. It does not clear data stacked with the DATA statement. The statement is synonymous with CLEARINPUT.

An example of use is as: 

0001     CRT "Start year end processing (Yes/No) :"
0003     INPUT ans
0004     IF ans # "Yes" THEN
0005         CRT "year end processing not started"
0006     END

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