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Re: Random suggestion about the Ada API

From: Patrick
Subject: Re: Random suggestion about the Ada API
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:27:18 -0500
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On 09/06/2016 06:48 PM, Thomas Dickey wrote:
On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 09:40:00PM -0400, Patrick wrote:
Just a suggestion..... have you ever thought about reworking the Ada
API so that it just pretty much just matched the C one? Is it
possible that there just isn't enough of a following to support a
separate API?
I don't get a lot of comments about the Ada API (it would be nice to
update it to use the Ada 2005 features for locale support, to provide
wide-characters).  Ditto for the C++ binding.

Hi Thomas

I have had a love/hate relationship with Ada and it's settling into like but not love.

I like the idea of using Ada and ncurses together but is it fair to say that there isn't a very large Ada-ncurses following and not much in the way of examples.

If you felt it was a good idea I could try to switch all the Ada identifiers to their C counterparts? I have many other promises to keep first but I could get this done in the next 3-6 months.

Ada programmers could read the C documentation instead of the Ada one. Ada programmers could look at the C examples instead and write their own programs from looking at the C ones, without having to cross reference the different Ada API to match the C calls.

If someone is going to try and use Ada ncurses they are going to have some kind of C background already.

Thanks again for all your hard work and happy new year! -Patrick

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