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commit 977c5d908903c4c300b02811382a9ab53ec73803
parent d018c9c8efc3e1781d84d7b7d24e9531bb841b34
Author: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date:   Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:04:59 +0200

Adding a statemant on legacy support.

LEGACY | 17+++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/LEGACY b/LEGACY @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ +A STATEMENT ON LEGACY SUPPORT + +In the terminal world there is much cruft that comes from old and unsup‐ +ported terminals that inherit incompatible modes and escape sequences +which noone is able to know, except when he/she comes from that time and +developed a graphical vt100 emulator at that time. + +One goal of st is to only support what is really needed. When you en‐ +counter a sequence which you really need, implement it. But while you +are add it, do not add the other cruft you might encounter while sneek‐ +ing at other terminal emulators. History has bloated them and there is +no real evidence that most of the sequences are used today. + + +Christoph Lohmann <> +2012-09-13T07:00:36.081271045+02:00 +