Subject: Re: ncurses and terminfo
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1996 17:17:24
> One problem of terminfo is that it is hard to add another kind 
> of capability. Look at binary format of terminfo. It is NOT 
> key-value pair like a termcap, but simple sequence in pre-defined order.
> So that I cannot share $HOME/lib/terminfo directory between another
> Operating System (Japanese vendors frequently adds their own extension 
> to terminfo :-<), though I can share $HOME/.termcap.

That's exactly my objection against terminfo. And my objection is quite hard!
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