Subject: Re: wscons termcap entry
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Joerg Klemenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/2002 22:44:45
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 10:22:37PM +0200, Joerg Klemenz wrote:
> > What about terminfo? Did you also commit terminfo files?
> NetBSD doesn't use terminfo.
If you install ncurses it does and programs will fail without a
correct terminfo file.
slang wants to use terminfo to (but it can use termcap).
> > Why does NetBSD not use terminfo by default anyway?
> I heard two reasons for this:
> 1) terminfo is not extensible the way termcap is. with termcap, you can
> add arbitrary capabilities. you cannot do this with terminfo.
What capabilities you want to add that won't work with terminfo??
There aren't a lot of free two letter acronyms left...
> 2) terminfo is sysv, termcap is bsd.