[Tutor] Using the curses module (or a better solution)

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Oct 7 10:27:30 CEST 2008

"Tony Cappellini" <cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote

> I'd like to add a 1-2 line no-scroll-area at the top of the screen, 
> so as to
> print a message which indicates the progress of the current test.
> ....I'm not sure if the curses module has this non-scroll area 
> capability.

Yes, curses works by defining viewport windows on the character 
screen. Thus you can define two windows, one for the scrolling text 
(and add a scrollbar to bring it back if needed) and one for the fixed 

There are some wrappers around curses to make the learning
curve a little bit less steep. Although, personally I don't think
raw curses is all that hard... :-)

Alan G. 

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