Updated the library to version 0.9.8: http://foo.wyrd.name/en:bearlibterminal#downloadkoiwai
, I fixed the project a bit and now it should compile fine on 64-bit systems. Also I've changed CMake project structure for easier incorporation into another project's source tree. Now entire library source with all its dependencies is under ./Terminal directory (so the root CMakeLists.txt and this directory is all you need) and ./Samples is now optional. If you remove samples directory before CMake generation, it won't complain about that and will build just the library.
it would be nice for code completion if the api functions and constants were in a namespace
Well, the problem is that C++ header is also header for C which do not have namespaces. Where it is not a case (e. g. C# or Ruby) API functions are indeed grouped under some namespace. Also I'm not sure what you mean by "code completion", as IDEs auto-complete current variant just fine (checked MSVS and Eclipse).
I used cmake to generate a VS2013 project for SampleOmni. It compiles and it can find the BearLibTerminal.dll file, but it crashes when main() starts. Maybe I configured it wrong.
Whoa. I have not had my hands on VS2013 yet and given how different GCC and MSVC are I expected it to fail right from the start =) Looks like they did a good job fixing C++11 support. I will make library compileable by MSVC later, but for now you should either build it with MinGW or just use a prebuilt binary. Not that I discourage you from experimenting =)
If it crashes in terminal_open, it might not be MSVC's fault, as there was a mistake in calling convention of OpenGL extension function. Whether it will crash or not somehow depended on compiler optimization options and usually
it was ok. Fixed now.
I'll resist the temptation to put Cyrillic monsters in my 7DRL!
Angry ё (like e but with eyes open), spider Ж, butterfly Ф, paired monsters Я and R. Well, there is not much actually, I think Greek is better material as it is generally more familiar (think math). My favourite one is Ω, which is, of course, a wind spirit (see fūjin
I've made a simple example of smooth movement using exponential decay.
Nice one. I think I'll include it into samples though most likely edit it beyond any recognition >_<. And I have some comments about the code If you don't mind...
It might be a matter of preference but I thing constructing configuration string that way is rather cryptic. There is a printf-like version of set:
terminal_setf("window: size=%dx%d, cellsize=%dx%d, title='%s'", TERM_WIDTH, TERM_HEIGHT, CHAR_WIDTH, CHAR_HEIGHT, TITLE_STR.c_str());
// what do I do if I want to use argc, argv?
Well, then you just do not use TERMINAL_TAKE_CARE_OF_WINMAIN macro and declare main yourself. It's just a bit of sugar to get rid of all those HINSTANCE and Windows.h include as most of the time graphical applications do not take command-line arguments anyway.