Programming with curses
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 1986
Pages: 76

curses is a UNIX library of functions for controlling a terminal's display screen from a C program. It can be used to provide a screen driver for a program (such as a visual editor) or to improve a program's user interface.This handbook will help you make use of the curses library in your C programs. We have presented ample material on curses and its implementation in UNIX so that you understand the whole, as well as its parts.Note: This handbook covers Ken Arnold's original Berkeley implementation of curses, not the System V version.Topics covered include:

  • Windows, screens, and images.
  • Multiple windows.
  • The WINDOW structure.
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Not only is this book an amazingly slender volume, containing 25 fewer pages than the XML Pocket Reference, but it's two decades out of date, covering the original Berkeley curses, meaning no info on color or mouse support or any of the other interesting and useful functionalities provided by ncurses, which has been the de facto curses standard since about 1993 and already existed as pcurses at the time of this book's writing. There is also, of course, no help to be found for people wanting to use curses via the Perl interface, since Perl didn't exist (in a released form) yet. In short: you're better off staring at the man pages until osmosis kicks in.

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