Re: [MISC] Happy New Year!

From: Daniel A. Koepke (
Date: 12/31/00

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Brandon wrote:

> Is it possible to use the ncurses library in conjunction with circle
> mud to create a more friendly gui?

The short answer: No.
The long answer: Nope.

Ncurses and readline work locally (i.e., you are already connected to the
machine before the program is run).  Ncurses directly modifies the screen.
The best you could do is make your side pretty.  But it wouldn't be sent
to the clients.

Implementing a pretty interface is the job of the client, not the server.
You cannot rely upon your users supporting the amount of control you'd
need over their computer to implement something like it.  You'd also need
to be in char-by-char mode.  Assuming your users support it, your network
connection might not handle it too well.


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