cswiger at mac.com
Wed Jul 2 00:50:41 PDT 2003
abc at ai1.anchorage.mtaonline.net wrote:
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> the basis for this question was to determine if it was
> feasible to write a portable FBSD application and/or library
> without external dependencies.
You can write portable ANSI-C code using the STDIO routines, without external
dependencies upon termcap, ncurses, or anything else but libc.
> it is understood what "ncurses" and "SLang" are for - and initially ANSI
> escape sequences seemed to provide a way to break through the burdens and
> complications of ncurses and termcap entries.
Which are? Precisely what are you trying to do?
Do you need color? Are you using plain text-mode stuff, or do you need
bitmapped graphics? If text-mode, do you need cursor positioning? Do you care
whether your code runs on anything but an Intel box?
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