1: # curses in NetBSD
3: NetBSD is one of the last operating systems (or even the last one?) not using <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ncurses">ncurses</a>.
4: As curses is not as specified as you could wish, there are some differences to consider.
6: Note: This article covers curses as well as libform and libmenu, which are bundled together with ncurses.
8: This is meant to be an (naturally incomplete) list of what the programmer has to care for.
10: * [[!template id=man name="new_item" section="3"]] in NetBSD's curses copies the string you pass to it, while ncurses' new_item(3) just sets a pointer.
11: * [[!template id=man name="post_menu" section="3"]] in NetBSD's curses will return E_NO_ROOM if the names of the items are too long for the menu, while ncurses' post_menu(3) will just cut them.
12: * [[!template id=man name="getnstr" section="3"]] in NetBSD's curses will read up to N characters including NUL byte, while ncurses' getnstr(3) will read up to N characters not including NUL byte thus assuming buffer of size N+1
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