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Re: atf for libcurses

I'm with Brett here - what you propose could be done by feeding the libcurses
output to xterm and rendering a screen shot, then comparing the bits.

You can verify the look by this way, but nothing more. Brett's method allows
testing of far more detailed behaviour, and is not limited to a single
terminal emulation. This is very good.

Having to adapt result files after substantial changes to the inner
workings of curses (so it produces better sequences) is no problem, and
will IMHO not happen very often, compared to lots of other changes that
are not supposed to change the generated sequences.


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