curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses extensions
const char * curses_version(void);
int use_extended_names(bool enable);
These functions are extensions to the curses library which do not fit
easily into other categories.
Use curses_version() to get the version number, including patch level
of the library, e.g., 5.0.19991023
The use_extended_names() function controls whether the calling applica‐
tion is able to use user-defined or nonstandard names which may be com‐
piled into the terminfo description, i.e., via the terminfo or termcap
interfaces. Normally these names are available for use, since the
essential descision is made by using the -x option of tic to compile
extended terminal definitions. However you can disable this feature to
ensure compatiblity with other implementations of curses
These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not supported on
Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. It is recommended that any
code depending on them be conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.
SEE ALSOcurs_getch(3X), curs_mouse(3X), curs_print(3X), default_colors(3X),
define_key(3X), keybound(3X), keyok(3X), resizeterm(3X), wresize(3X).