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Re: Off-screen panels/windows

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Off-screen panels/windows
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2020 13:08:34 -0400
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On Sat, Aug 08, 2020 at 09:50:43PM -0400, Bill Gray wrote:
>    Thank you;  this does clear things up a lot.
> On 8/8/20 5:44 PM, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > I'd expect the windows associated with the panels to be resized/limited
> > to be on-screen (if not, a bug...)
> > 
>    In that case,  I think I have a bug to report.  Compile

thanks (on my to-do list)

> > (that is, you shouldn't be able to create a window in a place that you
> > can't move the window to).
>    Seems reasonable,  unfortunately.  Handling partial display seems
> to be relatively easy and is actually a "feature".  If I in PDCurses
> and you in ncurses have to keep windows and panels on-screen,  shifting
> them left/up if the terminal is shrunk horizontally/vertically,  and
> also having to shrink those windows if they're wider/higher than the
> screen,  I can only say:  ugh.

agreeing - but taking compatibility into account, just changing one
part is likely to ripple through into other changes.  I'd start by
ensuring that I can make the compatible-code work consistently,
and then find what the impact of the improvement might be.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>

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