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

From: Страхиња Радић <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 12:33:06 +0100

On 23/01/14 09:25, Markus Wichmann wrote:
> 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.
> Ciao,
> Markus

Obvious trolling should receive no response. This kind of noise belongs to
Reddit and similar communities, where it is commonplace.

Most of what's to be said in "defense" of st and other suckless software is
already out there on, including the sorry state of XTerm being the
driving idea behind writing st, which the OP turned upside-down, so that's one
more reason against responding, and enough to see it's trolling.

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