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Re: terminfo vs termcap

On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 12:35:09PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 03:44:10PM +0100, Roy Marples wrote:
> > You're ignoring the other advantages of terminfo as already discussed.
> Sorry, I probably overlooked something but right now it's unclear to me
> why "we have a good working non standard implementation" is better in
> terminfo than in termcap world.
> I'm a bit suprised nobody suggested to use a plist based completely new
> format and extended termlib API + termcap compatible environement yet.

...other than the absence of existing applications which use the extended
API, as well as the absence of applications which could easily (no rewrites)
use it?

Thomas E. Dickey

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