curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses extensions


   #include <curses.h>

   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 nonstandard 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 decision is made by using the -x option of tic to compile
   extended terminal definitions.  However you can disable this feature to
   ensure compatibility with other implementations of curses.


   curses_version  returns a pointer to static memory; you should not free
   this in your application.

   use_extended_names returns the previous state,  allowing  you  to  save
   this and restore it.


   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 conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.


   getch(3NCURSES),   mouse(3NCURSES),   print(3NCURSES),  util(3NCURSES),
   default_colors(3NCURSES),   define_key(3NCURSES),   keybound(3NCURSES),
   keyok(3NCURSES), resizeterm(3NCURSES), wresize(3NCURSES).


   Thomas Dickey.



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