This paper reports initial results in a project whose objective is to provide suitable tools for interactive dialogue design and implementation in the UNIX Version 4.2 operating system environment.
The Interactive Dialogue Driver (IDD) is a terminal-oriented
dialogue design and implementation aid that allows the user easy
access to the system facilities needed to circumvent normal UNIX
input/output control, and manage real-time interaction. It also
supplies a framework and language for structured dialogue design
that has the potential to provide portability for applications
and to allow different styles of interface to run on the same
basic applications package.