Curses for MSDOS
Alexander V. Voinov
avv at quasar.ipa.nw.ru
Sun Jun 20 07:58:19 CEST 1999
Klaus-Juergen Wolf wrote:
> Swartz <swartz at erols.com> wrote:
> > Is there anything like curses for MS-DOS? Thanx.
> I know of PC-Curses. Written in the early 80s. Maybe someone has
> extended it, but in the state I had seen it had no NCurses extensions
> and wouldn't work with Python.
> Probably very few people used it, because that screen access mechanism
> was relatively slow on MS-DOS.
I learned that the emulation of curses in SLang
(ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/davis/slang/) is sometimes even better than the
original curses, ncurses, etc. I may be valid also for MS-DOS. If you can
build the SLang library for MS-DOS and link your curses-demanding
application with it you may have solved your problems.
You may want to take a look at the Python wrapper for SLang:
I haven't yet tried it for MS-DOS (there were no demand, especially from
myself :-), but it may compile out of box.
For MS-DOS with djgpp everybody is welcom to try my very very alpha
wrapper around TurboVision, please take a look at the binary
"distribution" (just try and let me know if that makes sense for you)
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