Subject: Re: ncurses and terminfo
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/1996 20:55:01
> From external structure terminfo would appear to be superior to
> termcap [...]

In many respects it is.  But termcap has terminfo beat all hollow in
one major, in my opinion critical, area - at least as far as I've been
able to determine: you can put a terminal type in $TERM and a termcap
entry for it in $TERMCAP, and termcap works, without needing anything
anywhere in the filesystem.  AFAICT nothing of the sort is true for
terminfo, and until it is, I for one will resist letting go of termcap.

					der Mouse