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Re: lynx-dev something wrong with LYNXKEYMAP

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev something wrong with LYNXKEYMAP
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 07:18:46 -0400 (EDT)

> Screen creates a termcap and terminfo matching what its authors believe 
> is 'official' vt compatible function key sequences.  In fact, it 'throws 
> away' 
> by default any keys that isn't a part of their idea of a basic vt terminal. 

yes - Screen works properly.
> any curses or slang program should be using the symbolic key names rather 
> than escape sequences to obtain function key identities.  If that were the 
> case, it seems to me that the potential for confusion would be minimized. 
> With terminfo in particular, since many implementations prevent arbitrary 
> function key symbolic name creation, one is 'forced' into using the 
> 'official' 
> key names. 
> Tom, can you provide any insights why historically lynx needed to circumvent 
> this traditional model?  Perhaps something you've seen in old postings or 

there's (for example) the cursor keys in normal and application mode:
so a keymap could code both of those (as they're done hardcoded in Lynx now).

lynx did not need to circumvent this model - it's to accommodate some of
the users...

> Larry W. Virden                 <URL: mailto:address@hidden> 

Thomas E. Dickey

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