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TEXTIO defines two new data types to assist in text handling. The first is the LINE data type. The LINE type is a text buffer used to interface VHDL I/O and the file. Only the LINE type may read from or written to a file.
A new FILE type of TEXT is also defined. A file of type TEXT may only contain ASCII characters.
Several of the procedures provided by TEXTIO for handling text input/output are also listed in this slide.