[squeak-dev] stdio support

blake dsblakewatson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 05:11:39 UTC 2010

> It wouldn't magically "result" in that, no. But you could built one.
> However, since you could have done that using OSProcess for many years, it's
> not more likely to happen.

I wasn't expecting it to magically happen. But if it included the main
elements needed to build a cross-platform TUI (ability to get and maybe even
set screen dimensions, "bitblt" the screen, and receive mouse input), I'd
take another stab at it. (I'm not _trying_ to be irritating about it, just
got stumped in my attempts.)

> Who needs curses anyway nowadays? The space between command line utilities
> and full-blown graphical UIs is drying up ...

Sure. But you don't always have (or want) a GUI.  At least, I don't always.
I've got some headless machines, e.g., and I'd like the friendliness of a
GUI without the footprint. I actually do a lot of console stuff, but I've
never been able to do it in ST.
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