Subject: bin/91: tput punts on termcap string arguments
To: None <gnats-admin>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/21/1994 20:05:02
>Number:         91
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       tput should grok and fill in termcap string args; it doesn't
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 21 20:05:01 1994
>Originator:     Chris G. Demetriou
Kernel Hackers 'r' Us
>Release:        NetBSD 0.9
NetBSD, any platform.
System: NetBSD 0.9a SUN_LAMP_AHBBT_NODDB#15 i386

Termcap strings contain arguments (e.g. "%d") to be filled in the routines
which use them.  tput gives access to the termcap strings, but gives
one no way of filling in the arguments.  This causes problem if you try
to use tput for any serious applications.
try to use "tput" to output a termcap string which includes arguments.
It doesn't do the right thing.  for instance, compare "tput up" and
"tput UP 1" -- one would expect that they'd do the same thing.