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Re: curses: create panel from stdscr?
In article <20171108210902.GA711%internode.on.net@localhost>,
Brett Lymn <blymn%internode.on.net@localhost> wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 01:04:31AM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> Even if we become bug compatible, we should keep a mode (via environment
>> or program setting) that warns when we are asked to do something
>> unspecified or different than the standard, or even behaves the way the
>> standard mandates.
>In theory this would be a good strategy but, unfortunately, we are
>talking about a library that is layered over the top of curses. There
>really is no sane way of printing something to the screen that will not
>either be invisible or mess up the layout of the terminal. We could add
>it as a debug but even that is unlikely to be seen.
We can add something that saves the contents of the screen, clears the screen
prints the message, waits for a <enter> and then restores the screen.
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