[Baypiggies] Python Ncurses menu documentation

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Thu Apr 12 09:05:06 CEST 2012

In article 
<CA+UBrj60VaZXd94_AsmA92O1+eSxpz+SwuYS70BcFYvu1bVE6Q at mail.gmail.com>,
 Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> I've found Python bindings for ncurses.
> http://docs.python.org/library/curses.html
> I've played and gotten panels to work as well as the typical curses.
> http://docs.python.org/library/curses.panel.html#module-curses.panel
> However, what I need is the menu library:
> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO/menus.html
> For the life of me, I can't find this in the Python standard library. Could
> someone help me confirm that this is missing from the standard library, or
> point me in the right direction to find it?

>From the Python source, in Modules/_cursesmodule.c:

  Here's a list of currently unsupported functions:
  Menu extension (ncurses and probably SYSV):
  current_item free_item free_menu item_count item_description
  item_index item_init item_name item_opts item_opts_off


There's a dormant patch here:

There's no chance of it getting applied to Python 2 but, if someone 
updated it for Python 3.x, there's a good chance it would be applied 

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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