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Re: bug: curses vs. ncurses: bkgd and subwindows

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: bug: curses vs. ncurses: bkgd and subwindows
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 16:00:54 -0500

On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 03:11:50PM -0330, Neil Zanella wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 04:22:36AM -0330, Neil Zanella wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hello,
> > > 
> > > While looking at subwindows I found that curses and ncurses differ in the
> > > way they deal with bkgd() and subwindows. The following program will
> > 
> > thanks (will test & see)
> This time I think the bug is in Solaris curses.
> The call of wbkgd() on the smaller windows is not successfully applying
> the A_NORMAL attribute to windows whose attribute is A_REVERSE in the
> parent window. Even if I call touchwin() this still happens. It is as
> though touchwin() is taking care of changes in characters but not changes
> in attributes. Is there a way I can submit a bug report to the
> Solaris team. BTW is the Solaris version of curses the same as the AIX

probably they'll only answer email if you're on some sort of support contract.
(and it won't get fixed unless there's a CERT advisory associated with it ;-)

> version? I ask because AIX 1 4 000002919000 produces the same results
> as Solaris Curses. In any case it seems plausible that they be similar
> and that the bug stayed in both releases.

I think they're based on the same original source (late 80's), and followup
standardization, but may differ here/there (AIX is known to have introduced
some interesting bugs in vi, for instance, IRIX likewise - but different ones).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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