Hi all, since early versions of PicoLisp I have a problem with the behavior of terminals.
It concerns the REPL line editor in debug mode, the way how a backspace behaves across a wrapped line. To move backwards in the line, the line editor sends a Ctrl-H to the terminal. This happens not only explicitly (e.g. when the user types 'h' in vi-mode), but also implicitly when the line is refreshed. The problem arises when the line gets longer than the number of columns. Terminals show different behavior here: Some move back to the last column of the previous line (this is OK), and some stay in the first column of the next line (this results in a mess). XTerm is OK, but the linux consoles (tty1 ... tty7) are not. Gnome seems to have a config option for that. It would be nice if we could control it directly frow within the line editor. I tried various 'stty' and tcsetattr(termios) parameters, but without avail. Does anybody have an idea? ♪♫ Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Unsubscribe