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Bug #40225 ncurses_instr() is broken
Submitted: 2007-01-24 20:16 UTC Modified: 2007-01-24 20:45 UTC
From: bnewton at networkmerchants dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ncurses related
PHP Version: 5.2.0 OS: gentoo Linux 2006
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-01-24 20:16 UTC] bnewton at networkmerchants dot com
Description:
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ncurses_instr appears to be broken. It returns a random number of lowercase q's without waiting for actual user input. 

Reproduce code:
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$name = 0;
ncurses_init();
ncurses_addstr("Enter Your Name");
ncurses_move(1,0); 
ncurses_instr($name);
ncurses_move(2,0); 
ncurses_addstr(" Hello $name");
ncurses_getch();
ncurses_end();

Expected result:
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Enter Your Name
Bill
Hello Bill

Actual result:
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Enter Your Name
Bill
Hello qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq



number of q's vary from execution to execution typically over one hundred

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 [2007-01-24 20:45 UTC] tony2001@php.net
ncurses_instr() does completely different thing.
What you need is ncurses_getch().
 
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