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Date 2012-09-03.16:57:50
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> Can that possibly be right??

Yes. That's the version of ncurses that Apple ships with current versions of OS X. You can build it yourself and install into /usr/local and rebuild python.  For ncurses 5.9, something like:

./configure  --enable-widec --enable-shared --with-shared --without-normal
&& make && sudo make install

should work.  FWIW, when I run your test script with tip, I now do see the two horizontal bars.
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