[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

eterm needs to be renamed

From: Bryan Henderson
Subject: eterm needs to be renamed
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:11:06 +0000

In GNU Emacs 21.4.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of 2005-09-14 on giraffe.giraffe-data.com
configured using `configure  --prefix=/home/bryanh/emacs-inst'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: nil
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: nil

In recent Emacs, an Emacs terminal ('term' command) has color capability.
In older Emacs, it does not.  There may be other differences.  But both
use the terminfo name (TERM) "eterm."  This isn't how Curses is supposed
to work; the current eterm should be renamed.

In the standard Emacs install, it doesn't matter because 'term' runs with
a private terminfo database (which contains only 'eterm') that is part of
the particular Emacs installation.  But there are lots of reasons someone
might want to configure Emacs differently and there are things (people,
for example) besides Ncurses that might look at the TERM value.

Note that Ncurses comes with a definition for 'eterm'.  It's for the old

Bryan Henderson                                    Phone 408-621-2000
San Jose, California

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]