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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-trivial] patch: add delay=<msecs> suboption to -d

From: Dave Mielke
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-trivial] patch: add delay=<msecs> suboption to -display curses
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 08:56:39 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

[quoted lines by Michael Tokarev on 2014/05/25 at 16:41 +0400]

>In addition to what Peter said, I think this suboption is named poorly.
>Maybe it can be named, say, kbddelay, or keydelay, or something like that.
>Just "delay" may be interpreted as _video_ delay, ie, delay updating picture
>for so many millisecs.  After all, this is -display, which is about video,
>and keyboard is a secondary function...

Yes, that makes good sense.

>Also, you still haven't told us what application is having problem with it,
>it is some mystery "some app".  

Where I ran into it is DJGPP termios input on MS-DOS.

>And provided this hasn't been a problem for so many years, 

Perhaps it hasn't been observed before because the curses UI may not have that 
many users. I myself must use it as, being blind, it's much easier for me to 
work in text mode than in graphics mode.

>maybe we shouldn't add it in the first place?

Given that this feature does resolve a problem, given that it's default retains 
the original behaviour, and given that we have no idea whatsoever regarding 
when the problem may strike again, my personal opinion is that implementing it 
now would be a reasonable thing to do, especially since the current situation 
is that no one is being asked to figure it out, code it, etc.

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