Re: [dev] [PATCH] Reorder-and-extend-glyph-attributes

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:20:38 +0200


On Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:20:38 +0200 "Roberto E. Vargas Caballero" <> wrote:
> > > I use it in mutt to show the mails that are in delete state.
> >
> > Do you need two blinking modes for that?
> I was talking about the normal blinking.
> > Seems like the topic has closed itself.
> It seems that almost of the developer agree that we only need one
> blinking. The thing we have to do now is blink in both cases (with
> the same speed), because know we only blink in the normal blink
> speed.

There are two use cases for two blinking modes: Showing the advanced
technology of st. If the refactoring works, this shows the flexibility
of the st vt100 implementation. It’s a bit like the DEC test sequence.
Why would it be needed?

The second use case is to have contrast in an all blinking terminal.
Maybe an escape sequence could be useful to define the blinking inter‐

I’m against fast blinking. Either apply variable blinking support (with
fast blinking being a special case) or just keep the binary state of
blinking or not blinking.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Sat Aug 02 2014 - 11:20:38 CEST

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