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Re: ncurses, OS X and terminal size

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: ncurses, OS X and terminal size
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:39:47 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 18 Mar 2006, Nicholas Cole wrote:

I've been doing some googling on this problem, and it seems to be
something that others have encountered as well.

This link has some C code which demonstrates the problem and which
proves that it is not the python bindings that are at fault but some
problem with curses on OS X.


Does that help anyone more knowledgeable than me sort out what the problem is?

Thomas - I've downloaded curses and run ./configure as you suggested -
the output is at the foot of this email.

Configuring NCURSES 5.5 ABI 5 (Sat Mar 18 23:13:05 GMT 2006)
checking declaration of size-change... yes

this says it found the struct

However, looking at a copy of the Darwin headers that someone gave me,
I see this in <sys/signal.h>

#if  !defined(_POSIX_C_SOURCE)
#define SIGWINCH 28     /* window size changes */
#define SIGINFO 29      /* information request */

It's possible that's related (it's late, but I don't see the -D's echoed
in the trace that would tell whether that is the case; it would be in

Thomas E. Dickey

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