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Re: M-x term and fringe problem

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: M-x term and fringe problem
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 18:16:30 -0400
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On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 02:07:30AM +0200, Kim F. Storm wrote:
> > Perhaps I'm missing something, but isn't term _exactly_ the place you'd
> > _want_ `overflow-newline-into-fringe' (allowing 80-column lines in an
> > 80-column emacs window)?
> I thought so too, but it works VERY badly in practice.
> The problem is that a terminal has 80 columns -- there is no imaginary
> 81st column, so an application cannot be expected to behave sensibly
> in that case...
> Some terminals has the capability that it doesn't actually move the
> cursor from the last column to the next line until the next character
> is output, but that's an exception

That exception was a _very_ prominent one though -- the vt100, the terminal
almost everybody claims to emulate...

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