Re: [dev] st lack of scrollback

From: Britton Kerin <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:39:41 -0800

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Martin K├╝hne <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Britton Kerin <> wrote:
>>> Fix the patches.
>> I have no idea how and I haven't found suckless people fun to work with
> Interesting how you switch a virtue (writing code) with laziness
> (telling others where things go).
> Tell me more about your management virtues.

The point is it's *much* easier for you to do it. You know how terminal
programming works already, I don't. I *could* do it, but it would be extremely

>> Nonsense
> See above. You haven't tried to solve a problem, you only created one,
> and really, it's yours.

The problem is you imagine your weird factorization of an extremely
common bit of
terminal emulator functionality is somehow the right one. You say use
dvtm. But
dvtm is 4500 lines and I want nothing else from it. It's 95% redundant with dwm
and I don't see the point at all. The st scrollback patches together
are maybe 100
lines. The fact that dvtm is a different binary is irrelevant, your
solution is bloated
and inconvenient. It's your software, have it the way you want of
course, but don't
kid yourself that it's a generally good approach for most users. I
guess probably
95% who try st for the first time are going to miss scrollback. The minimalist
philosophy shouldn't mean omitting small and almost universally desirable

btw, st sometime seems to eat input, and fail to output lines. You
might want to
try it without dvtm sometime in case that program is somehow masking a bug.

Received on Tue Aug 16 2016 - 08:39:41 CEST

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