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Re: Foiled by Curses

by orkysoft (Friar)
on Jun 25, 2001 at 17:38 UTC ( #91269=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Foiled by Curses

our requires Perl 5.6, while 5.5.3 is widely used as well (there's nothing wrong with that).

I've used the Curses module as well for a bit, but the documentation kinda made me curse. Maybe someone would want to write a tutorial or some other kind of documentation about it, or point to existing documentation?

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Re: Re: Foiled by Curses
by Chmrr (Vicar) on Jun 25, 2001 at 18:38 UTC

    As the author of the node in question, I feel I should say something. The only feature of 5.6 that Spork uses is our. For now, I shall stick a note in the node saying that it requires 5.6, but I'll eadeavor to work out the use of our so those still using 5.005_03 can still join the fun.

    Also, though I'm far from a Curses guru, I did start to write something resembling a tutorial. For me, writing Spork was an exercize in reading manpages -- I would point you to the manpages on ncurses, as well as the curs_ pages (curs_window, curs_scroll and curs_attr were my only friends during that time..) Once I get some Copious Free Time, I'll finish up the tutorial and post it here.

    Update: The node in question now uses globals isntead of our variables, and thus should work under Perls < v5.6.0.

    perl -e 'print "I love $^X$\"$]!$/"#$&V"+@( NO CARRIER'

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