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Re: mutt and ncurses

Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> Someone (Wichert or Brandon?)


> suggested to use SLang, because this
> creates less traffic to the terminal.  I just tried this out myself
> using
>  mutt -R -f=mutt-dev > out
> and then pressing the following keys: Home Return n n n q q y
> This opens a folder, jumps to the first message, shows this message
> and the three following messages and quits mutt after this.  With this
> I created the following three out files:
> -rw-r--r--    1 roland   wizard      13526 Jan 31 22:54 ncurses4
> -rw-r--r--    1 roland   wizard      13563 Jan 31 22:47 ncurses5
> -rw-r--r--    1 roland   wizard      12389 Jan 31 22:47 slang
> IMHO the difference is not too grave, so we can step over to ncurses5.

I was seeing differences in the order of 3x this summer. Perhaps mutt has
been improved; I'm not currently in a position to test it. If it does break
it I'll surely find out soon enough; mutt built with ncurses was truely
painful for me to use.

see shy jo, in New York

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