curses module

Kenneth McDonald kenneth.m.mcdonald at
Mon Apr 2 22:01:53 CEST 2007

I know that the curses module has a long-standing bug wherein cursor 
visibility can't be set. I'm looking at using the module for certain 
uses, and this isn't a problems (as long as I hide the cursor offscreen) 
as I would control visuals to provide a simulated cursor anyway. I'm 
wondering, though, if there are any other elements of the curses module 
I should be aware of before I commit to it, i.e. bugs that could cause 
serious difficulties at some point.

This isn't criticism, I just know that the curses module is the sort of 
thing that probably isn't being maintained consistently, and I for one, 
have no idea how well all the new terms in common use maintain the sort 
of backwards compatibility python curses will need to do its job.


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