Question: copy/deepcopy with the curses module?

A.M. Kuchling amk at
Mon Aug 16 03:51:54 CEST 1999

On Sun, 15 Aug 1999 16:51:08 GMT, Damond Walker <dwalker at> wrote:
>    What I want to do is get a snapshot of the current SIO instance.  This
>would allow me to quickly save the current SIO instance in a temp. variable,
>do some screen updates, and then quickly repaint the screen by restoring the
>SIO instance to it's older value.

Here's a suggestion (that I haven't tried): create a new window the
size of the entire screen and render the SIO instance into it; this
should overwrite all the other information on the screen.  Then
restore the old display by deleting the new window and refreshing the
screen.  Something like 'win = stdscr.newwin(0,0) ; ... do stuff with
win ; del win ; stdscr.refresh()'...

A.M. Kuchling
The garden of Destiny. Look behind you: shadow-plays of memory are forever
being enacted, on paths you walked too long ago.
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