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Re: Bug in multi-line fields ?

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: Bug in multi-line fields ?
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 14:28:19 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Thomas Graf wrote:

> Hello,
> There seems to be a bug in newer versions of the forms library of
> ncurses (GNU/Linux RedHat 7.3, RedHat 9, ncurses-5.3-20030719, but not
> RedHat 7.2). In a multi-line field, the content of the line before the
> last one is copied into the last one when REQ_NEXT_LINE is executed.
> This behaviour can be demonstated with the attached test program
> (derived from a test program distributed with ncurses):
> To compile the program you may use:
> # gcc -o fieldbug fieldbug.c -lform -lpanel -lncurses
> Run the program: this creates a 20 columns, 3 line field on the screen.
> * Type "aaa", <Enter>, "bbb". You should see:
>   - "aaa" in the first line
>   - "bbb" in the second line
> * Type <Enter>. You should see:
>   - "aaa" in the first line
>   - "bbb" in the second line
>   - "bbb" in the third (= last) line.

That sounds like one that I noticed recently (but checked 5.3 and iirc,
it was broken there as well):

***     c++ demo, I entered 5 lines, forcing scrolling.  On the sixth, it
        copied the 5th line to the new position.  Solaris curses
        works as expected.


T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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