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Re: how to avoid ncurses for a small app.

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: how to avoid ncurses for a small app.
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 06:59:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, chinlu chinawa wrote:


I'm starting to program in assembler with gas, and I'd like any expert to
advise me on how dificult it could be manage terminfo or termcap database

It would be a lot of work. Assembler's fine for embedded (really embedded) applications or real-time monitoring, but for accessing
files it's likely to be lots of work.

The application I'm in development of, requires user interaction, although
very basic. Letting the user to be able to type ascii text and delete it
without getting any control sequences chars, should be enough for this

Preferrably, my app. should behave the same whether it's accessed from
within a xterm or a tty, if possible. I'd say ncurses is not needed in this
situation, although I could be very wrong as well.

I've never gotten into this sort of things, and wouldn't know where to start
from, so any comments, pointers or advises would me much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Thomas E. Dickey

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