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Re: recent change gives error on compile

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: recent change gives error on compile
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:32:01 +0200
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On 2017-07-12 12:17 -0400, ant wrote:

> Debian testing, curses 6.0+20170708-1
> ===
> mdport.c:273:15: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type ‘TERMINAL 
> {aka struct term}’
>    if (cur_term->type.Strings == NULL)
>                ^~
> Makefile:130: recipe for target 'mdport.o' failed
> ===
>   fix code or bug in curses?

Fix the application, it's a deliberate change in the 20170318

| 20170318
|       + change TERMINAL structure in term.h to make it opaque.  Some
|         applications misuse its members, e.g., directly modifying it
|         rather than using def_prog_mode().

> this is rather ancient code (i haven't seen an
> error like this ever since i started compiling it).

If you don't have time or skills to change the code, a workaround is to
#define NCURSES_INTERNALS to regain access to the TERMINAL structure.


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