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Re: Down with smcup!

From: Thomas Mellman
Subject: Re: Down with smcup!
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 16:30:48 +0200

Thomas Dickey wrote:

> so far you've spent enough words to have said what the problem is.
> (I can guess about more than one possibility).

Hmmm.  Let's see.  Some people think it's cool that when you leave a curses
program, everything that was in their window disappears.  This is so cool that
over the years, it has taken over more and more.  It's the Sun way.  I guess
it came - at some point - from Berkeley.

Unfortunately, other people don't like it.  Like me.  When I look at a manpage,
for example, I leave the pager and expect to be able to see the command I just
looked up.

I've gotten used to having a private TERMINFO entry, by infocmp()ing the
standard one and removing smcup/rmcup.  But in the latest cygwin software
(which is - otherwise - incredibly wonderful) when I remove the ..cup 

less() and vi() start making all kinds of noise that my terminal emulation is
Of all the nerve.

I suspect that this is the final coup-de-grace of the old Berkeleyers against
us remaining AT&Ters.

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