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Linux Application Development, Second Edition by Erik W. Troan, Michael K. Johnson

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Chapter 24. Terminal Handling with S-Lang

The S-Lang library, written by John E. Davis, provides midlevel access to terminals. It encapsulates all the low-level terminal handling through a set of routines that allow direct access to the video terminal and automatically handle scrolling and color. Although little direct support for windows is present and no widgets (or controls) are available in the S-Lang library, S-Lang provides a suitable base for such services.[1]

S-Lang is also available under DOS, which makes it attractive for applications that must be built for both Unix and DOS platforms. John E. Davis based his jed editor on S-Lang, allowing it to work on a wide variety of platforms, including DOS.

S-Lang’s terminal handling abilities fall ...

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