Curses for DOS?

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    Curses for DOS?

    Hi -

    I have recently taken note of the insane power available to people who use ncurses under linux. I'm now wondering if there's any kind of similar library available for those of us still stuck in DOS.

    I've tried PDCurses, but I can't get it to compile. I have Borland C++ Builder 5 (command line) and 6 (with the fancy IDE). If someone would enlighten me on how I could compile PDCurses under one of these two environments, I would appreciate it greatly.

    If this is not possible, is there something similar to ncurses that's better than conio? I'd like the windowing powers of ncurses if possible, but anything beats conio.h.

    Thanks again for your help.

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    OK, this isn't a real "DOS" answer, but I've used cygwin to emulate a Unix environment, which has some curses support. Maybe you could do that too.
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    While I do have Cygwin, using it in this instance is kind of out of the question.

    I guess I'll broaden my scope a little bit. Is there anything even mildly better than conio that's available for a wide range of DOS/Windows compilers?

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