Subject: Re: ncurses and terminfo
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1996 13:13:27
On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, John F. Woods wrote:

> The precompilation bit may have been a great idea for that 3B2 space-heater,
> but the time required to process termcap entries on a modern processor is
> trivial, especially since you can use $TERMCAP to avoid the linear search
> for the actual terminal entry [...]

Note that since our termcap is db-ified, a straight linear search isn't