Subject: Re: bin/6661: [PATCH] Worms: curses conversion patch
To: None <email@example.com>
From: ITOH Yasufumi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/28/1998 19:28:01
In article <E0zuOzUemail@example.com>
> The appended patch converts worms(6) to use curses, thereby
> simplifying the code and improving its portability. It also adds a
I don't think curses is better than termcap, at least for now.
Except for Linux, whose termcap has short "ospeed" variable (not int),
I don't know any portability problems on the termcap interface.
SysV curses also have termcap interface.
On the other hand, curses has many problems and should be avoided if possible.
o not 8-bit clean on many implementation,
o too big in size and overhead compared to termcap,
o some implementation of curses use alarm signal for timeout and
can't be used with some other library functions including
many implementation of usleep(),
o actually not portable -- (old) BSD and SysV ones are different.
Of course, we should have true I18N curses....
Any opinions and corrections are welcome.
ITOH, Yasufumi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>