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Re: %s and %c in parameterized terminfo strings?

From: Anmol Sethi
Subject: Re: %s and %c in parameterized terminfo strings?
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:44:01 -0400

gotcha, thanks!

> On Apr 23, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 04:05:36PM -0400, Anmol Sethi wrote:
>> I'm reading the terminfo man page and I noticed that parameterized strings
>> can have %s in them which pops the stack and prints the value with printf
>> using %s.  why is there both %c and %s?  as far as I can tell, you can't push
>> an actual string onto the stack, only characters/integers.
> Actually tparm accepts strings (and a few entries use those, e.g., for
> function-key labels).
> Probably both %c and %s are there because (30 years ago) someone wanted
> to make it more like printf, and also because emitting a single character
> is done frequently in terminfo.
> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>
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