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Re: "exec .!" filters seeing responses to "query" escape sequences

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: "exec .!" filters seeing responses to "query" escape sequences
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:28:09 -0700
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Juergen Weigert wrote:
> On Aug 08, 08 18:52:53 -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:
>> For consistency, one could also consider having screen swallow up
>> mouse-tracking responses, and reissue them down only the ttys on which
>> requests had been seen.
>> But that wouldn't be a general solution, since other term-specific
>> query/responses couldn't be caught by Screen, and so would always end up
>> at the filter end in any case. So, perhaps I should simply apply your
>> patch to obtain a general _and_ consistent solution (if a potentially
>> existing-filters-breaking one), and have done with it.
>> ...which is why this is a discussion, and not a rant. Feedback, anyone? :)
> When I originally implemented filters, the concept was, that everything
> should pass through the filter process. 
> A filter that relies on some data bypassing the filter, is a bad filter and
> should be fixed, IMO.
> Filter syntax and semantics are horribly complex, and possibly got quite
> broken over time. I haven't used any recently.

Well, that's certainly reason enough to fix it, then. :) Thanks for
clarifying, Juergen.

It may also be that this was never working properly; I expect that not
many filters issue terminal queries, so who would have noticed?

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Micah J. Cowan
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