invisible cursor in ncurses5
flu at iki.fi
Mon Apr 24 16:14:54 EDT 2000
Using curses modules included with most python distributions,
there seems to be no way to turn off the cursor if the module
is linked against ncurses5. (earlier versions are ok)
Even though the included manpage for leaveok() states that "If
possible, the cursor is made invisible when this option is
enabled.", ncurses5 makes no such effort. Instead, the user is
expected to call curs_set() explicitly, which is NOT supported
by the python curses module.
I have no idea why this behaviour was changed. The NEWS file
for ncurses5 only says: "remove spurious curs_set() call from
Is there a good solution to this problem?
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