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email@example.com (John Cowan) writes:
>Bob Wyman scripsit:
>> It may be that these problems weren't addressed on the
>> Microsoft or *nix platforms until very recently.
>Unix has had the "curses" library since 1980, which provided
>terminal-independence for character-based CRT-type terminals.
>"Cursed" programs are still quite common on modern Unixes, although
>terminal-type diversity is no longer very important.
>I'm using one (mutt) to write this very email.
Hmm... yes. O'Reilly's 1986 book on the subject is still in print:
There's a reader complaint that it's out of date, but still, I hope our
XML books last as long.