Note that there is a "curses-like" version of stdwin, where you can
use the stdwin API (or at least a large subset) and run the program on
an ASCII terminal. Look at stdwin/Ports/alfa and vtrm. You'll have
to build a separate Python interpreted for this, linked with this
alternative stdwin library.
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <email@example.com>
PS: It seems I replied to quick about the "dl" question: as Jack
notices, this isn't on an SGI platforms. Sorry for bothering you