Re: [dev] [st] Thoughts on kitty keyboard protocol

From: Tobias Bengfort <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:00:28 +0000

On 21/06/2021 07.18, Страхиња Радић wrote:
>> And if anyone
>> does want to support this protocol, it would be better done in an
>> optional feature patch or a fork.
> I agree. However, that was not what Tobias (the OP) called for. It was rather
> the inclusion of the support for kitty protocol in base st.

That is not exactly what I was asking about: Obviously, backwards
compatibility is *the* major issue with the proposal. It only really
makes sense if it replaces the old protocol at some place. Otherwise it
would just add bloat.

To me it is also obvious that this protocol sucks less than the old one.
Currently you need to write a GUI if you need to get reliable keyboard
events. This proposal would allow you to do the same in a TUI. TUIs
require much less code compared to GUIs.

So my question was: Do you consider this protocol to be so important
that you want to push for its adoption, even though it will lead to more
code in the short term?

 From what I read so far this does not seem to be the case though.

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