Re: [dev] [st] [PATCH 2/2] Keep end of lines in memory when resizing terminal

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:29:08 +0200

> Totally inconsistent crap. Basically you have to stop using stupid
> programs that care about terminal width. It's the only real solution.
> I'm not even gonna talk about this curses bullshit. I don't care about
> integrating such useless programs into scrollback.

Indeed. Programs that look the width of the terminal sucks. I really
hate when ps cut the argument list and I have to use ps whatever | cat
to see it.

And, yes if you have cursor addressing is stupid even think about
scrollback. What state do you expect when you go back in the history?
before of after moving the cursor and rewriting? what attributes?.
Sadly, this is the same problem with copy/pasting tabs from a terminal.

        printf "\t\b\ba"

What do you have to copy there? a tab and after the tab a a?, or convert
any blank space between characters to spaces?. You can see that the only
solution consisten solution is the second and sadly means that you cannot
copy tabs from one terminal to other.

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