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+++ b/man/form_field_buffer.3x
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
'\" t
.\"***************************************************************************
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2008,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2018,2019 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 *
@@ -27,10 +27,15 @@
.\" authorization. *
.\"***************************************************************************
.\"
-.\" $Id: form_field_buffer.3x,v 1.19 2010/12/04 18:38:55 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: form_field_buffer.3x,v 1.24 2019/11/30 21:02:22 tom Exp $
.TH form_field_buffer 3X ""
+.ie \n(.g .ds `` \(lq
+.el .ds `` ``
+.ie \n(.g .ds '' \(rq
+.el .ds '' ''
.de bP
-.IP \(bu 4
+.ie n .IP \(bu 4
+.el .IP \(bu 2
..
.SH NAME
\fBform_field_buffer\fR \- field buffer control
@@ -85,7 +90,8 @@ for long-term storage of form data.
.RE
.PP
The function \fBset_field_status\fR sets the associated status flag of
-\fIfield\fR; \fBfield_status\fR gets the current value. The status flag
+\fIfield\fR; \fBfield_status\fR gets the current value.
+The status flag
is set to a nonzero value whenever the field changes.
.PP
The function \fBset_max_field\fR sets the maximum size for a dynamic field.
@@ -108,12 +114,12 @@ The remaining routines return one of the following:
The routine succeeded.
.TP 5
.B E_SYSTEM_ERROR
-System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR).
+System error occurred (see \fBerrno\fR(3)).
.TP 5
.B E_BAD_ARGUMENT
Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
.SH SEE ALSO
-\fBcurses\fR(3X) and related pages whose names begin "form_" for detailed
+\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 file
@@ -125,8 +131,13 @@ It will be freed on the next call to \fBfield_buffer\fP to return the
same buffer.
\fB<curses.h>\fR.
.SH PORTABILITY
-These routines emulate the System V forms library. They were not supported on
+These routines emulate the System V forms library.
+They were not supported on
Version 7 or BSD versions.
+.PP
+The \fBset_max_field\fP function checks for an ncurses extension
+\fBO_INPUT_FIELD\fP which allows a dynamic field to shrink if the new
+limit is smaller than the current field size.
.SH AUTHORS
-Juergen Pfeifer. Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric
-S. Raymond.
+Juergen Pfeifer.
+Manual pages and adaptation for new curses by Eric S. Raymond.