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[Bug-ncurses] Re: Update to terminfo database

From: Eric Z. Ayers
Subject: [Bug-ncurses] Re: Update to terminfo database
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 20:01:17 -0400 (EDT)

Thomas Dickey writes:
 > On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 11:00:17AM -0400, Eric Z. Ayers wrote:
 > > Hello,
 > > 
 > > I have been working with the Matrix Orbital LCD panel which I
 > > am programming as if it is a little 20x4 terminal using a terminfo
 > > entry and ncurses. I thoght I'd mail you the entry I am using.  Please
 > > feel free to trim comments - they were for my own use as I was
 > > learning how terminfo worked. 
 > > 
 > > I have used this entry for output only, and it seems to work well for
 > > that.  There is an optional keypad and data entry capability, but I
 > > haven't had a chance to explore it.
 > > 
 > > There is an unfortunate collision of features.  The display has a
 > > 'cursor_addressability' capability, but cannot backspace the cursor. I
 > > think I explained the problem in my comments below.
 > thanks (I don't think the backspace limitation applies in general - it's
 > a caveat aimed at some older systems).

I know that the display does not look right when I include this
capbility.  If I just remove the 'goto' capability, everything works
fine.  From reading the comments in the termcap source file, if you
have cursor addressability, you must also have backspace.

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