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Re: PATCH: terminfo configuration redux

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Feb 25, 11:24am, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> }
> } Here is another patch for terminfo configuration.  It's very much
> } like the original patch with a couple of things fixed.
> Works fine for me; changed the configuration not a whit.  However,
> I used "configure --with-curses-terminfo" ... should I also try
> without that, or should it not matter?  (Sorry for not just checking
> the source for the answer to that, but I have to run right now.)

It should matter less than it used to.  It now respects the search
order, but looks for curses anyway.  The potential problem is that
it will find symbols in both libraries and get into difficulties
linking with both.

I'm not sure how much we actually need to prefer the termcap library,
anyway.  On most systems now this is just a kludged-up subset of
curses where it exists at all.  However, I don't really know why
the choice was necessary in the first place --- maybe it was just

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