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wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 27, 2012 16:00 UTC (Thu) by Yorick (subscriber, #19241)
In reply to: wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator by bkw1a
Parent article: wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Isn't it time we stopped regarding vttest as the arbiter of terminal "emulator" correctness? It's in many ways an impressive and useful program, but its existence has caused much programming effort being wasted in the pursuit of a perfect vttest "score" — be it VT-52 mode, DEC line drawing characters, tab stop setting, double-wide characters, answerback messages, and other useless features. (I know, because I have been one of those programmers. I'm better now, thank you.)

Some of these "mandated" features are actually negative, as they make it too easy to get the terminal into a broken state, or can be outright security holes.


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wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 27, 2012 16:42 UTC (Thu) by butlerm (guest, #13312) [Link]

Personally, I would be happy if in our advanced state of civilization, we could simply get reliable handling of the backspace key. That seems to be a problem in a lot of circumstances. SSH from cygwin, for example.

wlterm: the native Wayland terminal emulator

Posted Sep 29, 2012 7:07 UTC (Sat) by quanstro (guest, #77996) [Link]

i'd be happy if we stopped emulating terminals,
complete with baud rate and other anachronisms.


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