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Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:52:30 +0200

    Well, just because it is easy does not make it the right thing to
    do.  I am not an xterm developer, but I would question why xterm
would have to take one specific environment variable it to account, invented by another terminal emulator, to solve a potential problem
    in Emacs.

The problem can affect any program that looks at COLORTYPE.
It is not specific to Emacs. This change would make xterm work correctly
with rxvt.  Can you think of another way to do that?

IMHO, if rxvt has capabilities not in xterm, it should not set TERM to xterm in the first place. If you set TERM to xterm you should not expect programs to jump through hops trying to figure out if it really is an xterm or rather something else. I would just say that anybody expecting to get rxvt.el loaded when TERM is set to xterm has a misconfigured system and leave it at that. But that is just IMHO.

    Jan D.

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