Re: [PATCH] tty canonical mode: nicer erase behaviour

Alan Cox (
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 01:03:15 +0100 (BST)

> proposed change would have broken the line editor for many of us.
> As it is, ZLE just works, with no extra effort, on any text terminal,
> and we get no complaints.

And bash treats the two delete keys differently - something a similarly
religious group believe to be the right thing to do

> pipes to talk to the user's actual terminal. We can't change that,
> and the result is that Unix systems have to handle whatever terminal
> type the user is using.

Which is why they have termcap, terminfo, and x keyboard maps. The kernel
is not there to cover up for usermode programmers inability to get
things right. It has enough to do covering up for the hardware folk

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