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Re: Cannot open termcap database

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Cannot open termcap database
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 14:46:23 -0500
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>> > Looks like you're right.  Maybe we should throw away src/termcap.c
>> > altogether, or only use it if a configure flag is given.
>> Throw it away please.  I don't think we support any platform where it
>> is necessary.

> MSDOS needs it.  I could move all the code it needs to msdos.c, if
> that's what people want, but it sounds easier to leave termcap.c in
> place and just move termcap.o to MSDOS_OBJ in src/Makefile.in.  Then
> no other platform will link it in.

Moving the code is not a good idea.  If it's still in use, then we may
as well keep it as is.  So we should simply change the configure script
so that it never uses it except under MSDOS, or upon some other
explicit request.


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