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--- a/contrib/ncurses/man/form.3x
+++ b/contrib/ncurses/man/form.3x
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
'\" t
.\"***************************************************************************
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2002,2006 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 *
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@
.\" authorization. *
.\"***************************************************************************
.\"
-.\" $Id: form.3x,v 1.15 2002/01/19 22:48:05 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: form.3x,v 1.20 2006/11/04 18:50:09 tom Exp $
.TH form 3X ""
.SH NAME
\fBform\fR - curses extension for programming forms
@@ -40,26 +40,26 @@ form screens on character-cell terminals. The library includes: field
routines, which create and modify form fields; and form routines, which group
fields into forms, display forms on the screen, and handle interaction with the
user.
-
+.PP
The \fBform\fR library uses the \fBcurses\fR libraries, and a curses
initialization routine such as \fBinitscr\fR must be called before using any of
these functions. To use the \fBform\fR library, link with the options
\fB-lform -lcurses\fR.
-
+.
.SS Current Default Values for Field Attributes
-
+.
The \fBform\fR library maintains a default value for field attributes. You
can get or set this default by calling the appropriate \fBset_\fR
or retrieval
routine with a \fBNULL\fR field pointer. Changing this default with a
\fBset_\fR function affects future field creations, but does not change the
rendering of fields already created.
-
+.
.SS Routine Name Index
-
+.
The following table lists each \fBform\fR routine and the name of
the manual page on which it is described.
-
+.
.TS
l l
l l .
@@ -101,11 +101,13 @@ form_term \fBform_hook\fR(3X)
form_userptr \fBform_userptr\fR(3X)
form_win \fBform_win\fR(3X)
free_field \fBform_field_new\fR(3X)
+free_fieldtype \fBform_fieldtype\fR(3X)
free_form \fBform_new\fR(3X)
link_field \fBform_field_new\fR(3X)
link_fieldtype \fBform_fieldtype\fR(3X)
move_field \fBform_field\fR(3X)
new_field \fBform_field_new\fR(3X)
+new_fieldtype \fBform_fieldtype\fR(3X)
new_form \fBform_new\fR(3X)
new_page \fBform_new_page\fR(3X)
pos_form_cursor \fBform_cursor\fR(3X)
@@ -138,60 +140,66 @@ set_new_page \fBform_new_page\fR(3X)
unpost_form \fBform_post\fR(3X)
.TE
.SH RETURN VALUE
-Routines that return pointers return \fBNULL\fR on error. Routines that return
+Routines that return pointers return \fBNULL\fR on error,
+and set errno to the corresponding error-code returned by functions
+returning an integer.
+Routines that return
an integer return one of the following error codes:
.TP 5
-\fBE_OK\fR
+.B E_OK
The routine succeeded.
.TP 5
-\fBE_CONNECTED\fR
-The field is already connected to a form.
-.TP 5
-\fBE_SYSTEM_ERROR\fR
-System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR).
-.TP 5
-\fBE_BAD_ARGUMENT\fR
+.B E_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
.TP 5
-\fBE_POSTED\fR
-The form is already posted.
-.TP 5
-\fBE_BAD_STATE\fR
+.B E_BAD_STATE
Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.
.TP 5
-\fBE_NO_ROOM\fR
-Form is too large for its window.
-.TP 5
-\fBE_NOT_POSTED\fR
-The form has not been posted.
-.TP 5
-\fBE_UNKNOWN_COMMAND\fR
-The form driver code saw an unknown request code.
+.B E_CONNECTED
+The field is already connected to a form.
.TP 5
-\fBE_INVALID_FIELD\fR
+.B E_INVALID_FIELD
Contents of a field are not valid.
.TP 5
-\fBE_NOT_CONNECTED\fR
+.B E_NOT_CONNECTED
No fields are connected to the form.
.TP 5
-\fBE_REQUEST_DENIED\fR
+.B E_NOT_POSTED
+The form has not been posted.
+.TP 5
+.B E_NO_ROOM
+Form is too large for its window.
+.TP 5
+.B E_POSTED
+The form is already posted.
+.TP 5
+.B E_REQUEST_DENIED
The form driver could not process the request.
+.TP 5
+.B E_SYSTEM_ERROR
+System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR).
+.TP 5
+.B E_UNKNOWN_COMMAND
+The form driver code saw an unknown request code.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBcurses\fR(3X) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for detailed
descriptions of the entry points.
.SH NOTES
The header file \fB<form.h>\fR automatically includes the header files
\fB<curses.h>\fR and \fB<eti.h>\fR.
-
+.PP
In your library list, libform.a should be before libncurses.a; that is,
you want to say `-lform -lncurses', not the other way around (which would
-give you a link error using GNU \fBld\fR(1) and many other linkers).
+give you a link error using most linkers).
.SH PORTABILITY
These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
.SH AUTHORS
Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for ncurses by Eric
S. Raymond.
+.SH SEE ALSO
+This describes \fBncurses\fR
+version @NCURSES_MAJOR@.@NCURSES_MINOR@ (patch @NCURSES_PATCH@).
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