Re:Starting with Unix (Score:4, Insightful) by spitzak (4019) on Sunday April 27, @01:18PM (#5819797) (http://www.cinenet.net/~spitzak)
Terminal driver design is certainly a stupid part of Unix. Back when this was written there certainly was a serious mess of terminals which would actually fail non-gracefully on output designed for other terminals. But this is not true today. Today EVERY SINGLE TERMINAL IN THE WORLD understands ANSI escape sequences at full speed and will not choke (and will likely display) on all ISO-8859-1 characters. It is time to scrap every single option in the editing portion of the terminal driver. And start accepting *both* ^H and ^? as backspace. I would agree that in this area, morbid fear of being incompatable is completely freezing development. Sometimes advancement is achieved by DELETING code, not just by adding it. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"