NCurses Library for Go
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Goncurses is an ncurses library for the Go programming language. It requires both pkg-config and ncurses C development files be installed.


The go tool is the recommended method of installing goncurses. Issue the following command on the command line:

$ go get

OSX and Windows users should visit the Wiki for installation instructions.


No functions which operate only on stdscr have been implemented because it makes little sense to do so in a Go implementation. Stdscr is treated the same as any other window.

Whenever possible, versions of ncurses functions which could potentially have a buffer overflow, like the getstr() family of functions, have not been implemented. Instead, only mvwgetnstr() and wgetnstr() are used.