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Re: Has anyone compared ncurses against the two Solaris 8 curses librari
Thomas E. Dickey
Re: Has anyone compared ncurses against the two Solaris 8 curses libraries?
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 16:19:03 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone has did an analysis of the curses that comes with
> Solaris 8, comparing it to ncurses. In the past, we've always linked
> against -lcurses on Solaris for our 'production' code. However, as
> we begin looking at moving to Solaris 8, I get this question from one
> of my developers:
> Okay, I'll bite. Which libcurses should we link against for Solaris 8?
I have an impression that the newer Solaris binaries are larger than
ncurses for two reasons: 64-bit support (?) and additional
> -rw-r--r-- 3 root bin 765864 Jan 5 2000 /usr/lib/libcurses.a
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 16 Jun 22 12:40 /usr/lib/libcurses.so
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 463544 Jan 5 2000 /usr/lib/libcurses.so.1
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 91832 Jan 5 2000 /usr/ucblib/libcurses.a
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 16 Jun 22 12:35
> -> ./libcurses.so.1
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 66312 Jan 5 2000
> The /usr/lib version is more than 8 times the size of the /usr/ucblib version.
> Does it do something new and miraculous?
The /usr/lib version does color - not in the ucb version afaik. Also,
the ucb version probably doesn't do function-keys and a lot of functions
that tend to hide the internal details of the WINDOW struct.