These functions are extensions to the curses library which do not
fit easily into other categories.
Use curses_version to get the version number, including patch
level of the library, prefixed by “ncurses”, e.g.,
The use_extended_names function controls whether the calling
application is able to use user-defined or nonstandard names
which may be compiled into the terminfo description, i.e., via
the terminfo or termcap interfaces. Normally these names are
available for use, since the essential decision is made by using
the -x option of @TIC@ to compile extended terminal definitions.
However you can disable this feature to ensure compatibility with
other implementations of curses.
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