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Re: terminfo and terminfow libraries

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: terminfo and terminfow libraries
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:11:50 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:15:36PM +0300, Stanislav Ievlev wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 08:16:20AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Stanislav Ievlev wrote:
> > 
> > > Hello, friends!
> > >
> > > Why ncurses needs two version of lowlevel terminfo library:
> > > with widechar support and without widechar support?
> > >
> > > It's better for vendors to have single terminfo library, when this
> > > library is used as a replacement of old termcap library.
> > 
> > I suppose so (hadn't considered it).  Will add to to-do list for 5.5
> We (ALT) have made little research for this problem, 'cause we use tinfo
> instead of termcap and can't wait for 5.5.

I spent some time on the configure script, but can't finish that tonight
(too many combinations to test/debug/retest in one day).

But I did add your change to SCREEN, so at least that problem is solved.

> As I see this "#if", was added _only_ in 5.4 version. So we have a chance to
> fix this problem, by replacing added elements to the end of structure.

...and a subsequent merge of libtinfo/libtinfow would be compatible

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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