Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Julian Coleman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/22/2000 17:00:08
>  > Update for SUS v2 curses - printw takes `char *format' not `const char *format'
> Huh?  printw() *writes into the format string*?  If not, then I don't see the
> harm in keeping it as "const char *".

Well, I think it's strange that the spec. has printf() taking `const char *'
and printw() (which calls printf() without modifying the format string) taking
`char *'.  I'm not averse to changing it back.  Does it matter if it doesn't
meet the spec. (one of the goals we have with the curses overhaul is to meet


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