[Tutor] What is Curses and why do they call it that.
Mark K. Zanfardino
mzanfardino at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 00:37:24 CEST 2009
Curses is a pun on the term "cursor optimization". It is a library of
functions that manage an application's display on character-cell
terminals (e.g., VT100).
On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 17:13 -0500, Luke Paireepinart wrote:
> Not sure what curses means but that module only works on Unix. It does
> do what you want though.
> On 10/12/09, Katt <the_only_katala at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > In my search for ways to change the color of text printed to the screen I
> > came across discussions about curses.
> > Some documentation indicate it as a module that will translate commands to
> > control screen output. Is this right? Also, why do they call it curses?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Katt
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