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Re: wide characters in perl ncurses wrapper

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: wide characters in perl ncurses wrapper
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 07:47:56 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Martin von Gagern wrote:

Thomas Dickey wrote:
Some of the data structures which are necessarily visible in the header
files are different.  Simple applications (such as this one, perhaps)
could in principle be linked with either library.

Ah! I only now noticed that there are also two sets of header files on
my system. Now I know where the different structures come from. :-)

It could be only one set (since the ones for ncursesw are a superset),
but since it complicates packaging which assumes that packages are
disjoint, most packagers use two...

So you're saying that using libncursesw would be better, but I can't
expect it to work out of the box but have to adapt the wrapper sources?
So far I have avoided autotools and MakeMaker, but this should be
possible. I'm not sure it's worth the effort, though.

I think it would be "just" modifying the files that determine which
library is used for linking.

I don't have the time right now, but I might have a look at this in a
few weeks perhaps. If I fully understand what would be needed by then.
Talking of wrappers, and out of curiosity: is there one for Java?


Thomas E. Dickey

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