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Re: HEADS UP: terminfo imported into -current

On Feb 3,  3:47pm, (Thor Lancelot Simon) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: HEADS UP: terminfo imported into -current

| On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 05:24:54PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
| >
| > A quick look at the code suggests this is to purely set the number of  
| > columns and lines in the window. A lot of applications respect $COLUMNS  
| > and $LINES - would it not be better (and more portable) to set those?
| Why exactly is it that $TERMCAP support was removed?  This seems like
| a wholly different change from simply implementing terminfo -- and a
| bad one.

It would require someone to parse the option and convert it to a terminfo
description and use it. There is code to convert captoinfo, but I don't
think it is part of the library.


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