Re: [dev] TermKit

From: Aurélien Aptel <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 15:01:52 +0200

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Connor Lane Smith <> wrote:
> I think the way to solve this problem is not to add structure to pipes
> (which tend to be simple to use *because* they have no real
> structure), but to allow commands to draw directly to the terminal if
> they wanted. So the standard input / output piping system would remain
> unchanged, and all commands -- except those which rely on unhygienic
> escape codes, like curses -- would work just like normal.

rxvt implements basic drawing primitives via escape codes[1]. It's
disabled at compile time by default but you can find some poc in the
source distribution that plots stuff. I think it has been dropped in
urxvt. It's ok for very simple stuff but I really don't think it's
scalable for anything remotely useful.

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