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Re: Hard status line in vertical split mode.

From: Michael Schroeder
Subject: Re: Hard status line in vertical split mode.
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:03:40 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:01:04PM -0400, cga2000 wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 12:31:58PM EDT, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:22:24PM -0400, cga2000 wrote:
> > > I had a couple more questions about vertical split & caption/status
> > > lines:
> > > 
> > > 1. After I do a vertical split, paging or searching is very slow on my
> > >    machine. Is this something to do with my configuration?
> > 
> > No, it's because terminals support scrolling for horizontal splits
> > ("scrolling region"), but not for vertical splits, so screen has
> > to do lots of redrawing. Xterm provides a "box copy" feature that
> > would help a lot, but it's turned off in the default configuration.
> > Dunno why...
> Is this something you saw in the XTerm code?  How would it help?
> I am all the more curious since this slowness in vertical split screen
> mode is the one problem that might deter me and presumably others from
> using it on a regular basis.

If you compile xterm with '--enable-rectangles', it'll understand
some extra commands:

DECCRA  Copy rectangular area
        \e[ Pts;Pls;Pbs;Prs;Pps;Ptd;Pld;Ppd $v

DECERA  Erase rectangular area
        \e[ Pt;Pl;Pb;Pr $z

DECFRA  Fill rectangular area
        \e[ Pch;Pt;Pl;Pb;Pr $x

DECSERA Selective erase rectangular area
        \e[ Pt;Pl;Pb;Pr ${

DECCARA Change attributes in rectangular area
        \e[ Pt;Pl;Pb;Pr;Ps1;...Psn $r

DECRARA Reverse attributes in rectangular area
        \e[ Pt;Pl;Pb;Pr;Ps1;...Psn $t

DECSACE Select attribute change extent
        \e[ Ps *x


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