curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses
const char * curses_version(void);
int use_extended_names(bool enable);
These functions are extensions to the curses library which
do not fit easily into other categories.
Use curses_version() to get the version number, including
patch level of the library, e.g., 5.0.19991023
The use_extended_names() function controls whether the
calling application is able to use user-defined or non-
standard names which may be compiled into the terminfo
description, i.e., via the terminfo or termcap interfaces.
Normally these names are available for use, since the
essential descision is made by using the -x option of tic
to compile extended terminal definitions. However you can
disable this feature to ensure compatiblity with other
implementations of curses
These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not
supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations.
It is recommended that any code depending on them be con-
ditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.
curs_getch(3x), curs_mouse(3x), curs_print(3x),
default_colors(3x), define_key(3x), keybound(3x),
keyok(3x), resizeterm(3x), wresize(3x).
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