To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/1994 00:04:24
I am about to undertake my first application using curses.
I notice in the Sun man page, that SYSV curses will automatically
decode cursor motion keys if the keypad() function is called. No such
function exists in BSD curses.
Do I have to roll my own - i.e. get a possibly multi-key sequence and
use timeouts to distinguish naked Esc from a cursor key?
I looked at the source code for Pine, Elm, Tin and NN for insight - these
programs manage screens of input. Yet: none of them uses the curses library!
They all duplicate part of its functionality. Do the authors of these programs
know something I don't? Is there something wrong with curses?
David Jones, M.A.Sc student, Electronics Group (VLSI), University of Toronto
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