ncurses/terminfo problems

Thomas Dickey
Sun Nov 19 12:08:00 GMT 2000

On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 02:58:13PM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
> extern NCURSES_EXPORT(type, funcname) (args....)
> extern NCURSES_EXPORT_VAR(type) varname

hmm - is that for mapping to native dll stuff, or part of cywgin's dll
support?  (I thought all of that overly-precise specification was discarded
long ago since it's too cumbersome for practical use -- except of course on

why isn't 'extern' part of the macro, btw?
> Yes, it would be better to fix up
> libtool/autoconf/automake/ etc.  I'll get to that
> -- this is just a first step.

> If you are interested in absorbing the *first* patch for ncurses-5.3,
> I'll gladly submit it and get the paperwork for FSF copyright assignment
> filled out...and I'll verify that it doesn't break anything on Linux
> (Solaris, HPUX) if you like.

Maybe - the first thing that pops into my head is how it impacts
lib_gen.c (I assume that still works).

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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