Re: [dwm] st: a few questions from a 9term user

From: Stalwart <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 00:36:31 +0200

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On 3/17/07, David <> wrote:
> Hello. I'm an avid dwm user and I've been looking for a terminal
> to go with it. Right now I use rxvt-unicode, but the time it takes to launch
> is almost unacceptable. I'm hoping st will be the slim, unicode-
> capable terminal I need.
> That said, I'm curious of any inclination to include features found
> in 9term, like the line wrapping, line-editing, and its general handling
> of things that belong in the terminal, not something like readline. I had
> a rude awakening when I switched my default shell to heirloom sh
> (which doesn't use readline), only to find that none of the terminals
> supported all of the escape codes I'm used to using. I really don't know
> much about unix terminals but the whole readline thing seems like a
> huge mess and I'm glad that 9term doesn't deal with it at all. There
> are programs (like the chicken scheme interpreter) that don't use
> readline yet the line-editing features of 9term fit in seamlessly which
> I really appreciate.
> But 9term has its problems too, and my screen is often an amalgam
> of 9term and urxvt windows. I'd like to be able to use only one terminal.
> Will st be that perfect blend?
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