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Re: console update

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: console update
Date: 19 Jun 2002 16:58:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> The console server could not do the line wrapping, as it doesn't know how
> wide the characters are (imagine two clients with different fonts).  In
> consequence, it could not do the escape character interpretation in most
> cases, and would have to replay arbitrary long sequences of output to
> support this.  Which is not what you want.

You'd have to organize the state communicated to the display clients
as sequences of lines, and then put something like emacs' redisplay
engine in the client (I haven't tried if GNU emacs-21 supports
proportional fonts, but at least I think xemacs does). Sounds a little
too complex.


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