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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers
On Jun 2 09:39, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 6/2/2009 9:28 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 6/2/2009 8:48 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Jun 1 17:03, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> The Cygwin console, after some changes made this past weekend, now
>>>> uses ^? as the default erase character, and this is what is sent
>>>> by the backspace key instead of ^H
>>> What makes me a bit concerned about this change is that, while we can
>>> change Cygwin's terminfo and termcap files, we can't do that for
>>> existing non-Cygwin installations. Is it really safe to change the BS
>>> key to ^? now that the "cygwin" terminal type is known to return ^H for
>>> so many years?
>> Applications like emacs that use ncurses should have no problem. Are
>> there applications that rely on the historical behavior of the cygwin
>> terminal type rather than querying terminfo? Apart from cygwin, such
>> applications would have problems with any terminal type that decides to
>> change its behavior.
> Sorry, I think I misinterpreted what you meant by "non-Cygwin
> installations". But wouldn't the issue be resolved by pushing the
> change to the cygwin terminal type in terminfo upstream?
It would solve it over time when non-Cygwin systems pick up the
latest terminfo/termcap. I'm just wondering if it's not a bit
surprising for remote apps when started in a Cygwin console window
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com