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Re: Revisiting Windows support

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Revisiting Windows support
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 20:24:04 -0400

On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 08:31:45PM -0000, Richard wrote:
> [Please do not mail me a copy of your followup]
> Now that the console supports the standard ANSI escape sequences (see [1]),
> is there any chance that ncurses can be properly supported on Windows?
> (By "properly", I mean as a native Win32 build, not using a POSIX
> compatibility shim like cygwin or mingw.)

I don't see that as being likely:

a) none of the "native Win32" tools are actually that useful for the things
   that generate code, and

b) maintaining a set of generated files to prop up a native Win32 build,
   or constructing some throwaway PowerShell scripts isn't where I want
   to spend my time -- doing that would require less attention in places
   where I do spend time -- and

c) you might have noticed that no one's available to fill in that gap :-)

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>

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