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Re: lynx-dev ncurses/cygwin naming conflict building lynx

From: clemens fischer
Subject: Re: lynx-dev ncurses/cygwin naming conflict building lynx
Date: 18 Feb 2003 10:35:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i386-unknown-freebsd4.6.2)

Thomas Dickey <address@hidden>:

> On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 09:09:35AM -0800, Doug Kaufman wrote:
>> I just built lynx2.8.5dev.14 under Cygwin using the latest ncurses
>> (5.3.20030215). There is a naming conflict between Cygwin and ncurses
>> which wasn't present in ncurses 5.2. The 5.3 version of "curses.h" now
>> defines "KEY_EVENT", but "KEY_EVENT" is also defined in the cygwin
>> header "wincon.h" which is included by "windows.h", which in turn
>> is included by "HTUtils.h".

> I hadn't noticed this (may depend on the compilation options).  It's harmless
> though - lynx doesn't use either flavor.

it would be nice, though, if packages used a prefix for obvious names
like KEY_EVENT.  a programmer can work around that, but application
users propably not.


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