Subject: Re: wscons termcap entry
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joerg Klemenz <email@example.com>
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 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?