Re: [mu ANNOUNCE] muLinux v9r1b + tips

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 14:24:09 CEST

On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 06:48:21PM -0700, Mike Johnson nicely wrote:
> how big (bytes) is poke? wow you could use that like an ncurses-like
> library.. it would be neat to see how small it is! I could see using it to
> build simple menu based UI and stats/info.. does it do ANSI? (that would
> open quite a bit of opportunity.

'poke' itself is only 4-5k. It can be used to rebuild a screen on-the-fly,
but if you plan to move a lot of bytes, scripts are slow. Maybe, enforcing
'poke' with a "-m" option (move bytes) can help a lot.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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