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Imported curses ext for 1.9 #2193

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hosiawak commented Mar 7, 2013

Only 1.9 mode for now because 2.0 needs rb_thread_call_without_gvl implementing first in C-API


dbussink commented Mar 9, 2013

Do you think you could update it with the 1.8 and 2.0 versions as discussed on irc?


hosiawak commented Mar 10, 2013

@dbussink I started working on this but it turns out we need a bunch of C-API functions defined for the 2.0 mode:


For 1.8 mode

(the list is probably not complete to make it compile in 1.8 and 2.0).
I started implementing TypedData_ in RBX C-API but quickly found that I don't know what I'm doing because the GC related internals of MRI/RBX are unfamiliar to me.

Feel free to close this one (or merge if you think having 1.9 only curses is better than having no curses).
Alternatively I could look at implementing curses as FFI ?


brixen commented Mar 18, 2013

@hosiawak I will try to get standard lib gemified this week. Then you can add a gem for this.

As for the C-API methods needed, I've just replaced use of eg TypedData_Make_Struct with the pre-1.9 versions with no problem. Very few C-exts outside of MRI's own code use this new API.


brixen commented Sep 15, 2013

This is now a gem: https://github.com/rubysl/rubysl-curses

Since I'll be merging the compiler branch shortly and that uses the standard library gems, closing this.

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