Re: [dev] I wrote a pager

From: Greg Reagle <>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:13:42 -0400

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016, at 12:55 PM, wrote:
> Maybe I'm a bit late for the party, but I think that
> could be another alternative for a suckless pager.
> Possible advantages: more features, like scrolling back and going to the
> beginning/end of the
> file (some might argue that this is something the terminal multiplexer is
> for, I disagree), and
> applying numerical multipliers to commands. Searching is planned.
> Possible disadvantages: does not deal with arbitrary length lines or
> files, uses queue.h and
> malloc for each line for saving the file contents (which is kinda slow)
> and is overall still
> a bit buggy.
> But basically, this pager seems suckless too. What is your opinion on
> this?

Six times bigger (307 lines versus 49 lines) and slow and buggy? No
thank you.

In any case, it looks like the suckless maintainers think that paging
should be done inside the terminal (tmux/dvtm).
Received on Sat Sep 17 2016 - 20:13:42 CEST

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