Subject: creation of ?
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/13/1997 18:30:13
    whilst i was WARNSifying various parts of the tree, I noticed
that the termcap(3) functions (-ltermcap) are defined in <curses.h>
(even though the manual page doesn't document this)

this is suboptimal because there are lots of other definitions in
<curses.h> which aren't related to the termcap(3) functions which
cause conflicts with non-curses using programs.

mrg and i discussed this, and feel that we should do the following:
	* create <termcap.h> with the stuff from termcap(3)
	* change <curses.h> to include <termcap.h> instead of
	  defining the termcap(3) stuff
	* modify the programs in the tree that currently just use
	  the termcap(3) stuff (and not the <curses.h> stuff),
	  and probably privately define the stuff in termcap(3),
	  to include <termcap.h> instead...

objections? otherwise i'll do this in the next day or so.

-- lukem.