Re: XForms: an unrelated question...

Mon, 1 Jun 1998 18:34:37 -0300 (ADT)

# To subscribers of the xforms list from AMIT BHATNAGAR <> :

> popen() is the wrong thing to use. You need to go through all the
> fork(), exec(), and dup() stuff.

why? Popen should take care of that for you...

> "curses" is a full screen "form" library which was designed for
> creating user interfaces back in the VT100 terminal days. It's been
> better than ten years since I've had to futz with "curses" and I grow
> happier by the day that I don't have to futz with it any longer.

if a program (such as the one I am making the GUI for) uses curses, is it
still possible to communicate with it via pipes? Or do I have to go
through different means.

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