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Re: lib/23910 (libcurses: bug in redraw()?)

The following reply was made to PR lib/23910; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Valery Ushakov <>
Subject: Re: lib/23910 (libcurses: bug in redraw()?)
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:45:02 +0300

 On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 05:41:27 +0300, Valery Ushakov wrote:
 > PS: It looks like ncurses initscr() just exits when newterm fails and
 > so programs don't check its retrun value.  So when netbsd curses
 > returns NULL the program happily proceeds with calling more curses
 > functions and crash.  E.g. try TERM=xxx vifm
 Hmm, actually, X/Open Curses spec says
    If errors occur, initscr() writes an appropriate error message to
    standard error and exits.
 So this is bug in our curses.

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