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NAME

       curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses extensions

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curses.h>

       const char * curses_version(void);
       int use_extended_names(bool enable);

DESCRIPTION

       These  functions  are  extensions to the curses library which do not fit easily into other
       categories.

   curses_version
       Use curses_version to get the version number, including patch level of the library,  e.g.,
       5.0.19991023

   use_extended_names
       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.

RETURN VALUE

       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.

PORTABILITY

       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.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

       Thomas Dickey.

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