Subject: Non-terminfo version of ncurses -- still Evil?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/27/1995 11:17:18
> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 95 4:20:30 EST
> From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>

> Just noticed that the FreeBSD people have picked up (dunno when,
> maybe a long time ago) a library called "mytinfo" which can read
> termcap files but contains all the terminfo calls necessary to use
> ncurses.  As I recall, the general feeling was that ncurses was Evil
> because it required a terminfo database.

The ncurses implementation is not too great anyway.
It fails to use "stdscr" and "curscr" in the traditional way,
and introduces a third temporary screen for no good reason...