Subject: Re: wscons termcap entry
To: None <>
From: Joerg Klemenz <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/03/2002 22:31:00
Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> Joerg Klemenz wrote:
> > Why does NetBSD not use terminfo by default anyway?
> Why should it?

       This  implementation  is  ``new
       curses'' (ncurses) and is  the  approved  replacement  for
       4.4BSD classic curses, which has been discontinued.
		-- ncurses man page

Thomas Dickey told me he left some of E. Raymods statements in the
docs because he found it "amusing" but you cannot disregard the fact
that BSD curses is really really old and - accoring to Dickey - incomplete
and buggy.

And doesn't everyone uses terminfo outside of *BSD?

Does the use of BSD curses and termcap has some "religious" reason
I am not aware of?