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Re: Random suggestion about the Ada API

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Random suggestion about the Ada API
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:51:02 -0500
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On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 02:27:18PM -0500, Patrick wrote:
> 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.

The Ada and C++ bindings have this in common:

a) there's nothing (much) wrong with the binding
b) there are examples which work
c) it would be nice if they supported wide-characters
d) there aren't a lot of people for either category who program using curses...

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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