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Re: address@hidden: ansi-term \e[J causes spurious newline [revised repo

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: address@hidden: ansi-term \e[J causes spurious newline [revised report]]
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:36:43 +0900

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
> \e[J is the terminfo "ed" string, the terminfo manual says:
>        Ed is only defined from the first column of a line.  (Thus, it
>        can be simulated by a request to delete a large number of
>        lines, if a true ed is not available.) 
>   > On the other hand, using "echo" in ansi-term does produce a different
>   > result from doing it in xterm.  Isn't that divergent behavior?
> It different behavior for undefined behavior, so it's fine. 

Is it the escape sequence "\e[J" actually undefined on a real terminal
in that case, or is merely the more abstract "ed" terminfo capability
which is undefined in that case?

[AFAIK, "term.el" tries to emulate a terminal, not merely the subset of
the terminal as viewed through terminfo.]


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