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Re: NCurses - GUI or TUI?

From: G Hasse
Subject: Re: NCurses - GUI or TUI?
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 21:16:04 +0200
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On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 01:52:15PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Adrian Hayter wrote:
> >Hey guys,
> >
> >I just wondered whether ncurses is officially classified as a gui 
> >or a tui? I know it can handle graphics but apparently its 
> >officially a tui. I just wanted to know the official word on the 
> >subject.
> It supports tui's, but is not _itself_ a tui (just like the X 
> Toolkit supports gui's - both are low-level libraries).  The 
> form/menu/panel libraries are somewhat higher-level.

A funny thing is that I (a long time ago) had a library that
took motif applications and made them textbased. Like curses.
So you could program Motif and end up in a text interface. Scary...

Göran Hasse

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