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Re: How to hide/show cursor without Ncurses ?

On Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 12:22:56PM +0100, lorenzo.zampese@notes.electrolux.it wrote:

> The ones you called "weenie dos programmer" were not so "weenie", because
> the old Ms-dos worked on PCs with a Ibm 80x25 terminal in the 90-95% of
> cases.
> Then that assumption was a standard "de facto"...

True, but there were (documented) ways to determine the height and width of
the screen, under MS-DOS.  Anything approaching code cleanliness should have
used that as a base.

I find it awful that the version distributed with Microsoft Windows '95
and Windows '98 of "route" prints its usage based on a 80x50 terminal - and
does not output to stdout, so the user cannot pipe through "more" or similar!

It is a good idea never to assume anything.

Robert Hunter
"I pack meat"

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