[hackers] [st] Adding a statemant on legacy support. || Christoph Lohmann

From: <hg_AT_suckless.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:07:04 +0200 (CEST)

changeset: 298:32e739db7ea3
tag: tip
user: Christoph Lohmann <20h_AT_r-36.net>
date: Thu Sep 13 07:04:59 2012 +0200
files: LEGACY
Adding a statemant on legacy support.

diff -r e532821e6b6a -r 32e739db7ea3 LEGACY
--- /dev/null Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/LEGACY Thu Sep 13 07:04:59 2012 +0200
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+In the terminal world there is much cruft that comes from old and unsup‐
+ported terminals that inherit incompatible modes and escape sequences
+which noone is able to know, except when he/she comes from that time and
+developed a graphical vt100 emulator at that time.
+One goal of st is to only support what is really needed. When you en‐
+counter a sequence which you really need, implement it. But while you
+are add it, do not add the other cruft you might encounter while sneek‐
+ing at other terminal emulators. History has bloated them and there is
+no real evidence that most of the sequences are used today.
+Christoph Lohmann <20h_AT_r-36.net>
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