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On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:13:33AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> >>I like capfile(5) as a man page name.
> >I tended to think that, too. However, we would have to patch all
> >external programs referring to termcap-the-format via
> >"termcap(5)", too;
> So change them.
Yes, let's just do it.
> >Btw, when evaluating files-to-patch, for ->terminfo(5) vs.
> >->capfile/newtermcap(5), I found a third case - referring to a
> >termcap entry in another OS's /etc/termcap via "termcap(5)".
> >I haven't yet decided what do do with that one.
> Since our terminfo implementation still supports termcap files,
> perhaps we should have both a capfile(5) to describe the generic
> format and point to cgetent(3), and a termcap(5) to describe the
> termcap-specific features and property names, or at least to act a
> pointer to such a description in terminfo(5).
That sounds like a good plan...
David A. Holland
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