Re: [dev] curses samterm

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:58:16 +0100

On 4 August 2010 05:13, Wolf Tivy <> wrote:
> > Sounds like vi.
> except with a clean command set and less legacy baggage.

And structural regular expressions, and less modality, and sam
networking. It sounds like vi in the sense that yes, it edits text.

Regarding the command input, imo there should just be a bar at the
bottom which displays information such as the filename and "dot",
which highlights in some way (colour inversion?) and accepts input
when you hit a certain shortcut. This means there are only two modes:
cmd, and not-cmd. And there could also be a cmd window which contains
all your previous input - the bar would only be for convenience.

On 3 August 2010 19:10, Wolf Tivy <> wrote:
> How different is the protocol from sam -d? I will have to do
> some reading.

They aren't even related. The sam protocol is completely binary, for one thing.

I dug up some code I wrote a while back for parsing the sam protocol,
and some rudimentary rasp algorithms (that is, requesting and
recieving data to fill holes in the term's file cache). But it is, I
stress, extremely crude. It does go as far as to establish the
connection and display the contents of a "hello world" file, but it
also segfaults if the file is too big. Even so, it seems cleaner than
the standard samterm's mesg.c. If you want to have a look I can upload
the code, but don't say I didn't warn you.

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