curses module

Discussion in 'Python' started by Kenneth McDonald, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. I know that the curses module has a long-standing bug wherein cursor
    visibility can't be set. I'm looking at using the module for certain
    uses, and this isn't a problems (as long as I hide the cursor offscreen)
    as I would control visuals to provide a simulated cursor anyway. I'm
    wondering, though, if there are any other elements of the curses module
    I should be aware of before I commit to it, i.e. bugs that could cause
    serious difficulties at some point.

    This isn't criticism, I just know that the curses module is the sort of
    thing that probably isn't being maintained consistently, and I for one,
    have no idea how well all the new terms in common use maintain the sort
    of backwards compatibility python curses will need to do its job.


    Thanks,
    Ken
     
    Kenneth McDonald, Apr 2, 2007
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  2. Kenneth McDonald schrieb:
    > I know that the curses module has a long-standing bug wherein cursor
    > visibility can't be set.
    >
    > This isn't criticism, I just know that the curses module is the sort of
    > thing that probably isn't being maintained consistently, and I for one,
    > have no idea how well all the new terms in common use maintain the sort
    > of backwards compatibility python curses will need to do its job.



    This isn't criticism either, but... if you know it has a long-standing
    bug, why didn't you submit a patch yet? If you had submitted one for
    Python 2.1 (say), the problem wouldn't be relevant today. If you submit
    one today, the problem won't be relevant for Python 2.8, or Python 3.0.

    Regards,
    Martin
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22Martin_v=2E_L=F6wis=22?=, Apr 2, 2007
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  3. Kenneth McDonald schrieb:
    > I know that the curses module has a long-standing bug wherein cursor
    > visibility can't be set.
    >
    > This isn't criticism, I just know that the curses module is the sort of
    > thing that probably isn't being maintained consistently, and I for one,
    > have no idea how well all the new terms in common use maintain the sort
    > of backwards compatibility python curses will need to do its job.



    This isn't criticism either, but... if you know it has a long-standing
    bug, why didn't you submit a patch yet? If you had submitted one for
    Python 2.1 (say), the problem wouldn't be relevant today. If you submit
    one today, the problem won't be relevant for Python 2.8, or Python 3.0.

    Regards,
    Martin
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=22Martin_v=2E_L=F6wis=22?=, Apr 2, 2007
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