[issue9408] curses: Link against libncursesw instead of libncurses

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jul 29 01:49:52 CEST 2010

New submission from STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com>:

Because of #7384, Python3 now links _curses.so to ncurses library (bytes version) instead of ncursesw library (unicode version) if readline is linked to ncurses. I'm using Linux (Debian Sid).

On Linux, Python3 should maybe only link to the unicode version, because the bytes version has many issues with unicode and lacks many functions.

See also:
 - #1428494: "Prefer linking against ncursesw over ncurses library" (so I consider this issue as a regression).
 - #4787

(reuse the nosy list from #7384)

components: Library (Lib), Unicode
messages: 111875
nosy: Arfrever, akuchling, asmodai, haypo, mark.dickinson, r.david.murray, rpetrov, skrah
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: curses: Link against libncursesw instead of libncurses
versions: Python 3.2

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