curses_version, use_extended_names - miscellaneous curses extensions
#include <curses.h> const char * curses_version(void); int use_extended_names(bool enable);
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, e.g., 5.0.19991023
The use_extended_names function controls whether the calling applica- tion is able to use user-defined or nonstandard names which may be com- piled 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.
curses_version returns a pointer to static memory; you should not free this in your application. use_extended_names returns the previous state, allowing you to save this and restore it.
These routines are specific to ncurses. They were not supported on Version 7, BSD or System V implementations. It is recommended that any code depending on them be conditioned using NCURSES_VERSION.
curs_getch(3x), curs_mouse(3x), curs_print(3x), curs_util(3x), default_colors(3x), define_key(3x), keybound(3x), keyok(3x), resizeterm(3x), wresize(3x).
Thomas Dickey. curs_extend(3x)