Author Mario Figueiredo
Recipients BreamoreBoy, Mario Figueiredo, Prasun Ratn, Taylor.Marks, Trundle, cgohlke, christoph.baumgartner, ipatrol, jmb, loewis, paul.moore, rpetrov, techtonik, zhirsch
Date 2015-03-11.09:18:56
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This patch is a huge improvement over the current situation, which is we don't have a cross-platform curses implementation in the standard library.

The alternatives listed by Mark aren't sufficient. For the two reasons given below:

- The implementation at http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#curses does not support unicode characters, which is a big limitation in today's general computing tasks.

- The UniCurses module isn't compatible with the curses standard lib implementation since it wraps curses/pdcurses and does not provide python own wrappers like the ability of addstr to accept encoded byte strings. This essentially makes UniCurses a 3rd-party library requirements regardless of the operating system, which is always nice to have but does not help the batteries included principles behind python standard library.

Conclusion:
Please implement this patch ASAP. It's been many years since it was made available. It works, it passes all tests and we all benefit if we close this python cross-compatibility issue.
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2015-03-11 09:18:56Mario Figueiredosetrecipients: + Mario Figueiredo, loewis, paul.moore, techtonik, rpetrov, zhirsch, Trundle, cgohlke, jmb, ipatrol, BreamoreBoy, Prasun Ratn, christoph.baumgartner, Taylor.Marks
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