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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Reduce curses escdelay from 1s to 0.2s

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Reduce curses escdelay from 1s to 0.2s
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:11:35 +0100

On 22 June 2016 at 22:06, Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> wrote:
> Peter Maydell, on Wed 22 Jun 2016 21:49:04 +0100, wrote:
>> On 22 June 2016 at 16:44, Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > By default, curses will only report single ESC key event after 1s delay,
>> > since ESC is also used for keypad escape sequences. This however makes 
>> > users
>> > believe that ESC is not working. Reducing to 0.2s provides good enough user
>> > experience, while still allowing 200ms for keypad sequences to get in, 
>> > which
>> > should be more than enough.
>> That the default delay is this massive seems like a bug in curses,
> I guess it's a "feature" due to old sluggish terminals.

Even the old mechanical terminals like the ASR33 could do
at least five or six characters a second :-)

-- PMM

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