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Re: MinGW win32 console with TERM set to xterm

From: Mike Gran
Subject: Re: MinGW win32 console with TERM set to xterm
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:24:35 -0700


> hmm - there are several aspects to this that I can see:
> a) with #w32con, ncurses is not using escape sequences.
>    So there are large chunks that won't be applicable.
> b) It could have been implemented as an embedded terminal emulator,
>    but much less efficient (admittedly more consistent).
> c) I can see that it would be nice to have term_attrs give a useful value.
>    However - I don't see where that would be used, except for preparing
>    calls to vidputs, etc.
> MinGW doesn't have any terminal control calls, and works with windows 
> console.
> Msys2 works with mintty - and could be made to work in the windows console.

I didn't really describe the test suite very well for the bindings
very well.  The test suite compares a set of calls to some expected results.
* Is has_colors true?
* Does COLOR_PAIRS=64?
* Does getch return an ungetch'ed character, etc.


That's the reason that I set TERM=xterm in the test suite, because I know
what the expected answers are.  It saves me from having to have different
sets of results for different terminals.  Its just a convenience for me.

But, #win32con, to the extent that I've actually used it, seems to be
working okay.

-Mike Gran

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