Bug 62167 - curses include
Summary: curses include
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: wdovlrrw
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-28 02:28 UTC by Andres J.
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-28 02:40:13 UTC
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Include in RedHat 7.0 (60.61 KB, text/plain)
2002-03-28 02:40 UTC, Andres J.
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Description Andres J. 2002-03-28 02:28:26 UTC
Description of Problem:
I develop a library using curses for my software. This with 
/usr/include/curses.h defined in RedHat 7.0.
In RedHat 7.2 this include change.
In RedHat 7.0 the "ldat" structure is defined for four fields.
In RedHat 7.2 the "ldat" structure is defined for zero field. This is my 
problem. When I compiling my library this error is display: "imcomplete type".

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How Reproducible:
Try to insert a character in "stdscr" using the "curses.h" definition.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Develop a little program using "stdscr" structure
2. Insert a space in a line manipulating "stdscr"
3. gcc

Actual Results:
gcc fail and I don't know why.
If I use NCURSES_VERSION "5.1" I don't have problem.

Expected Results:
Tell me if is a bug or is my bug. And tell me how I can fixed(please).
I would like use NCURSES_VERSION "5.2" in my applications

Additional Information:
Thanks for your time.

Comment 1 Andres J. 2002-03-28 02:40:09 UTC
Created attachment 51025 [details]
Include in RedHat 7.0

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-04-04 11:29:34 UTC
This is because ldat is a private structure and you aren't supposed to manipulate it 
directly in your code. 
Older versions of ncurses just didn't enforce it. 
Really evil workaround to keep your old code working: 
#include <curses.h> 
#define ldat __ldat 
#include <curses.h> 
#undef ldat 
struct ldat { 
	chtype *text; 
	NCURSES_SIZE_T firstchar; 
	NCURSES_SIZE_T lastchar; 
	NCURSES_SIZE_T oldindex; 
The proper fix is not using ldat directly.

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