Re: [dev] [PATCH] Fix selecting clearing and BCE

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:27:19 +0200

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 05:12:47PM -0400, wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013, at 17:05, Roberto E. Vargas Caballero wrote:
> >
> What _exactly_ is the behavior you are observing? Are you sure it's not
> _actually_ staying selected, rather than simply drawing that way?

Did you see the videos I linked?. In the st video you can see that when the
screen is cleared the selection area is still highlighted, altough nothing
is in the area. You can see the difference with the xterm video, and it was
the behaviour of st before the commit b78c5085f72.

> If you click the mouse somewhere else, does the original selection go
> away, or does it stay reversed? If it goes away, what is the problem?
> Are you expecting it should go away immediately when it is erased? There
> is some merit to the idea that the selection should go away if any
> character within it is modified - maybe we should be talking about that.

It is very confusing see a hightlight blank line, that really is selecting
the previous content of the line. If the selecting mark keeps in the screen
it is only some garbage in it. If you can find other terminal emulator with
this behaviour please let me know it.
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