Subject: Re: Termcap & {n,}curses
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/1995 19:47:29
> [...ncurses...]  So either NetBSD would have to move across to
> terminfo (cue another holy war, but as long as it provides the
> library interface to both types, quelle problem? :),

Because those aren't the only interfaces that matter.  In particular, I
have yet to see any terminfo analog to setting a termcap entry in
TERMCAP in the environment (as opposed to a termcap file pathname), and
until that's fixed, I will (continue to) consider terminfo crippled to
the point of unusability.

It's also got some ugly aspects, like the single-character
subdirectories into which the directory of entries is split up.  Or
that it has to be a directory, rather than a file....

Or perhaps it's just that I've never been able to find sufficient
documentation.  Of course, that can be looked upon as a pretty
crippling deficiency :-)

					der Mouse