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Re: [RFC] Split Terminfo database

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [RFC] Split Terminfo database
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2020 09:13:17 -0500
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On Sun, Feb 09, 2020 at 01:07:11PM +0530, Marc Boocha wrote:
> Dear Thomas Dickery,
> I notice there is alot of terminfo enties in the current terminainfo.src
> that are for old terminal that are not common in use today. I suggest that
> these of teminfo packages could be split into a second file which users
> could choose not install. This also make the file more readable and more
> hackable.

That's an FAQ:


as well as an issue for packagers.  I don't recall any packager
getting my advice on things like this:


I could develop a nicer script than the one in the FAQ (e.g., starting
with a set of names, construct a source which has those names and the
building-blocks cited with "use=" clauses), but none of the packagers
would use it.
> On side note, how do I send patches, I am trying fix few terminfo entries.

diff's sent to the mailing list.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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