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Get you started on the road to ascii art!
With a bit of work you can create a more elaborate and functional
program. For example, a select a bitmap and have the ascii art program
trace or approximate certain characters for certain colours, or instead of
clearing the background to white, enable the user to put an image in the
background so they can trace it. Or basic draw circle, draw line, and
so on - but with ascii!!
The code uses simple screen dc's, and only refreshes the small area that
it moves around on, so it doesn't give your cpu much of a performance hit,
allowing it to run in the background.