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linking with curses

From: Michail Vidiassov
Subject: linking with curses
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 08:17:32 +0300 (MSK)

Dear Thomas,

On Sat, 1 Sep 2007, Thomas Dickey wrote:

How would the ideal world without workarounds for other workarounds for
ancient bugs look like?

#include <curses.h>


(but the non-ideal world has different implementations and versions of curses)

In that view, may be "must" is a too strong word in the following
quote from ncurses(3)

  A program using these  routines  must  be  linked  with  the  -lncurses
  option,  or  (if  it  has  been  generated)  with the debugging library
  -lncurses_g.  (Your system integrator may  also  have  installed  these
  libraries  under  the  names  -lcurses  and -lcurses_g.)

Nowdays when ncurses is more likely to be the only library in the system
than not, -lncurses instead -lcurses just leads away from the one true path of "The Single UNIX Specification" :)

     Sincerely, Michail

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