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inherent contradiction

From: Rick Engebretson
Subject: inherent contradiction
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 19:52:10 -0600

The large effort to serve everybody might result in serving nobody.

Ncurses must remain simple, stable, and maintainable. Ncurses can be a core
for specialized derivations and extensions. But the core ncurses-5.4.tar.gz
is already over 2MB. My first PC did neat tricks with 256KB ram!! Yes, ram
is now cheap, but complexity is still expensive.

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