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Re: Is the Ada binding in good shape ?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Is the Ada binding in good shape ?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:59:42 -0400
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On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:36:50AM -0400, Patrick wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> It looks like Juergen put a lot of work into this binding back in 1996.
> I am sure that Tom has put in a lot of work too. The last date I can
> find is 2006 in the TODO.

Actually (aside from care and feeding), my impression is that the main
development on this was as I noted here (Juergen, Eugene and Nicolas):

My participation in that has been mostly for configure- and makefile stuff.
(There are probably some bug-fixes and tweaks to accommodate traces, etc.)

> It may be my setup but the samples seem to be in pretty bad shape. I
> built ncursesw so they may not be able to use this.

They should work with either ncurses/ncursesw.  However, the Ada95 binding
doesn't know anything about wide-characters.  I gather that came in with
Ada 2005 - which was not freely available for a few years (perhaps after
> I really doubt that I will be able to manage but does the binding
> need care and if so what needs to be done ?

occasionally I make a build-fix when the style-rules are tweaked...

(I did some recently, having upgraded the gnat-gcc from 4.6 to 4.9 after
some packaging jam was fixed in Debian).

But for improving the binding (development), it might be nice to explore
wide-characters with Ada 2005.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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