Subject: Re: bin/45: talk(1) core dumps with no TERM set
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/17/1993 12:29:41
conklin> Initscr() in SysV curses writes an error message and exits the program
conklin> if it TERM is not set, etc.  Did BSD curses once have the same
conklin> behavior?  I ask because there are a lot of programs in the tree that
conklin> call initscr() without checking its return value.

As I recall it's always (since 4.1a at least) been as it is now.
If TERM isn't set it tries to use Def_term.

- David B.