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Hi,
I am trying to detect when a key is depressed, while running in a continuous loop. It is essential that this process is non blocking, but so far I have tried about 4 different libraries or suggestions, and they are all blocking! Given how easily does some relatively complex things, it seems unbelievable how a seemingly simple task such as detecting when I press Q to quit is so difficult to do.

PS. Back in the 80’s my Commodore VIC-20 could achieve this using only 2 lines of code:
get K$
if K$ = “Q” then end