Re: [dev] st: no need for scrollback patch or program by using -o option

From: Markus Wichmann <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2023 09:25:32 +0100

On Fri, Jan 13, 2023 at 07:53:41PM -0600, Dave Blanchard wrote:
> I experimented with st for a week or so, before finally realizing that
> it's poorly-written trash. It has no advantages over XTerm at all.

So where's the patch?

Given that a terminal emulator is a necessary part of the Trusted
Computing Base if the system has X11, I'd prefer it to be as simple as
possible, so that it is not exploitable. st is simple enough to be able
to roughly gauge whether it has memory bugs or not. XTerm is such
overwritten tripe I cannot gauge that at all.

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