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cygclang.dll breaks terminal output when used in Python bindings

I use a Vim plugin called clang_complete for C/C++ code completion which
interfaces with Clang using Clang's python bindings. After updating Cygwin,
the terminal output of Vim is garbled as soon as the plugin uses the Clang
Python bindings.

I tracked down the exact revision (188615) of LLVM/Clang which cause the
problem and the diff for that revision is at the bottom of this message.
Basically it changes the way it looks up terminal capabilities in such a way
that it think Cygwin can't display colors which causes it to change terminal
output settings.

I was able to fix the problem by installing the libncurses-devel package and
recompiling LLVM/Clang. Should libncurses-devel be a dependency of libclang or
is there another way to fix this problem?

Jacob Niehus

--- lib/Support/Unix/        (revision 188614)
+++ lib/Support/Unix/        (revision 188615)
@@ -240,10 +240,12 @@

-// We manually declare these two extern functions because finding the correct
+// We manually declare these extern functions because finding the correct
 // headers from various terminfo, curses, or other sources is harder than
 // writing their specs down.
 extern "C" int setupterm(char *term, int filedes, int *errret);
+extern "C" struct term *set_curterm(struct term *termp);
+extern "C" int del_curterm(struct term *termp);
 extern "C" int tigetnum(char *capname);

@@ -272,7 +274,15 @@
   // The 'tigetnum' routine returns -2 or -1 on errors, and might return 0 if
   // the terminfo says that no colors are supported.
-  if (tigetnum(const_cast<char *>("colors")) > 0)
+  bool HasColors = tigetnum(const_cast<char *>("colors")) > 0;
+  // Now extract the structure allocated by setupterm and free its memory
+  // through a really silly dance.
+  struct term *termp = set_curterm((struct term *)0);
+  (void)del_curterm(termp); // Drop any errors here.
+  // Return true if we found a color capabilities for the current terminal.
+  if (HasColors)
     return true;

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