Subject: Re: curses screen
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/2005 10:38:47
On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Brett Lymn wrote:
> Yes, there are some old corner cases all through the curses code -
> particularly in the refresh code.  I am reasonably certain that most
> of them can go as the terminals the comments refer to are more than
> likely in the great dumpster in the sky.

If I somehow get my hands on one of those ancient terminals, I'd like it
to work with NetBSD.  So please do not remove the code that's required
to handle them.  Instead, I think it would be better to use capabilities
to describe terminals that need the old workarounds.

--apb (Alan Barrett)