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Re: [gnugo-devel] Bug 152

From: Joseph Piche
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Bug 152
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 11:06:12 -0600

> Notice that this patch removes support for using ncurses to provide
> color capabilities (for colored debug displays) and leaves that to using
>   ANSI color escape codes. It would be nice to get rid of a dependency
> but I'm afraid the use of ncurses was introduced for a reason. Can
> anybody remember why ncurses was needed, or did it just precede the
> introduction of ANSI color escape codes?

I don't see any other code that currently relies on ncurses. But since
you were hesitant to remove the dependancy, I broke down and finally
learned how ncurses and terminfo works. So, there is better patch at

And after finally studying it, ncurses probably is the way to go,
since it will work on odd terminals that use strange color codes.

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