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Re: flashing symptoms

From: Frank Heckenbach
Subject: Re: flashing symptoms
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 18:05:05 +0100

Thomas Dickey wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 08:49:42AM +0100, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> > I just noticed that the transcripts of my programs don't contain any
> > clear sequences (apart from the initialization) because of the
> > clearing with A_BOLD problem I posted about the other day. So this
> > optimization wouldn't help me much and I probably won't do it... :-(
> well, it was a thought (I don't suppose there is any other easy optimization)
> > There's no hope that ncurses will ever support clearing with A_BOLD
> > on terminals that allow it, is there?
> essentially you're saying that blanks don't get video attributes when
> there's already a color.

(Also when there's no color.)

> Aside from making it just-like-Solaris,

I don't think I understand what you mean here. Are you referring to
Solaris curses? (I've never used it, so I don't know what it does.)

> I'm
> not sure that it couldn't be done (perhaps we could add an experimental
> feature).

This would be much appreciated (would probably also make such
programs somewhat faster if they have less data to send to the tty).


Frank Heckenbach, address@hidden
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