Subject: Re: [Summer of Code]Wide Character Support in curses
To: Ruibiao Qiu <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/13/2005 17:21:59
On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 01:05:03PM -0500, Ruibiao Qiu wrote:
> However, if there is not much non-spacing character, the fixed list wastes 
> a lot of memory, and the use of non-spacing pointers may be more memory 
> efficient.

The original thoughts were to have a dynamically grown list of
non-spacing characters... or a pointer to that list.  This way there
are no hard coded limitations on the number of non-spacing characters
that can be supported.
> should I include new wide character routines in the X/Open reference, such 
> as echo_wchar(), or just keep the current set of routines?   Should I add 
> X/Open routines that deal with non-spacing characters for this project?

I believe that the X/Open ones should be implemented... it really
depends on how much time you have.
Brett Lymn