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diff --git a/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_window.3x b/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_window.3x
index 4d3ca4ca00c3..552862e9e253 100644
--- a/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_window.3x
+++ b/contrib/ncurses/man/curs_window.3x
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998,2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2005,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -26,8 +26,10 @@
.\" authorization. *
-.\" $Id: curs_window.3x,v 1.9 2000/07/01 20:08:37 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: curs_window.3x,v 1.14 2006/02/25 21:49:19 tom Exp $
.TH curs_window 3X ""
+.hy 0
@@ -40,9 +42,11 @@
\fBwsyncdown\fR - create \fBcurses\fR windows
\fB#include <curses.h>\fR
\fBWINDOW *newwin(int nlines, int ncols, int begin_y,\fR
\fBint begin_x);\fR
@@ -75,17 +79,17 @@ at line \fIbegin\fR_\fIy\fR, column \fIbegin\fR_\fIx\fR. If either
\fInlines\fR or \fIncols\fR is zero, they default to \fBLINES -\fR
\fIbegin\fR_\fIy\fR and \fBCOLS -\fR \fIbegin\fR_\fIx\fR. A new full-screen
window is created by calling \fBnewwin(0,0,0,0)\fR.
Calling \fBdelwin\fR deletes the named window, freeing all memory
associated with it (it does not actually erase the window's screen
image). Subwindows must be deleted before the main window can be
Calling \fBmvwin\fR moves the window so that the upper left-hand
corner is at position (\fIx\fR, \fIy\fR). If the move would cause the
window to be off the screen, it is an error and the window is not
moved. Moving subwindows is allowed, but should be avoided.
Calling \fBsubwin\fR creates and returns a pointer to a new window
with the given number of lines, \fInlines\fR, and columns,
\fIncols\fR. The window is at position (\fIbegin\fR_\fIy\fR,
@@ -96,29 +100,29 @@ will affect both windows. The subwindow shares memory with the window
\fIorig\fR. When using this routine, it is necessary to call
\fBtouchwin\fR or \fBtouchline\fR on \fIorig\fR before calling
\fBwrefresh\fR on the subwindow.
Calling \fBderwin\fR is the same as calling \fBsubwin,\fR except that
\fIbegin\fR_\fIy\fR and \fIbegin\fR_\fIx\fR are relative to the origin
of the window \fIorig\fR rather than the screen. There is no
difference between the subwindows and the derived windows.
Calling \fBmvderwin\fR moves a derived window (or subwindow)
inside its parent window. The screen-relative parameters of the
window are not changed. This routine is used to display different
parts of the parent window at the same physical position on the
Calling \fBdupwin\fR creates an exact duplicate of the window \fIwin\fR.
Calling \fBwsyncup\fR touches all locations in ancestors of \fIwin\fR that are
changed in \fIwin\fR. If \fBsyncok\fR is called with second argument
\fBTRUE\fR then \fBwsyncup\fR is called automatically whenever there is a
change in the window.
The \fBwsyncdown\fR routine touches each location in \fIwin\fR that has been
touched in any of its ancestor windows. This routine is called by
\fBwrefresh\fR, so it should almost never be necessary to call it manually.
The routine \fBwcursyncup\fR updates the current cursor position of all the
ancestors of the window to reflect the current cursor position of the
@@ -126,23 +130,48 @@ window.
Routines that return an integer return the integer \fBERR\fR upon failure and
\fBOK\fR (SVr4 only specifies "an integer value other than \fBERR\fR") upon
successful completion.
-\fBdelwin\fR returns the integer \fBERR\fR upon failure and \fBOK\fR
-upon successful completion.
Routines that return pointers return \fBNULL\fR on error.
+X/Open defines no error conditions.
+In this implementation
+.TP 5
+returns an error if the window pointer is null, or
+if the window is the parent of another window.
+This implementation also maintains a list of windows,
+and checks that the pointer passed to \fBdelwin\fP is one that
+it created, returning an error if it was not..
+.TP 5
+returns an error
+if the window pointer is null, or
+if some part of the window would be placed off-screen.
+.TP 5
+returns an error
+if the window pointer is null, or
+if the window is really a pad, or
+if some part of the window would be placed off-screen.
+.TP 5
+returns an error
+if the window pointer is null.
If many small changes are made to the window, the \fBwsyncup\fR option could
degrade performance.
Note that \fBsyncok\fR may be a macro.
The subwindow functions (\fIsubwin\fR, \fIderwin\fR, \fImvderwin\fR,
\fBwsyncup\fR, \fBwsyncdown\fR, \fBwcursyncup\fR, \fBsyncok\fR) are flaky,
incompletely implemented, and not well tested.
The System V curses documentation is very unclear about what \fBwsyncup\fR
-and \fBwsyncdown\fR actually do. It seems to imply that they are only
+and \fBwsyncdown\fR actually do. It seems to imply that they are only
supposed to touch exactly those lines that are affected by ancestor changes.
The language here, and the behavior of the \fBcurses\fR implementation,
is patterned on the XPG4 curses standard. The weaker XPG4 spec may result