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Re: Trying to fix slang (xterm)

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 10:06:06PM -0800, Philip Brown wrote:
> It doesnt have to be incompatible.
> You could just toss out the conflicting stuff, and have the pure 'xterm'
> terminfo entry be something compatible with *both* versions.

I think that would probably break reverse-video altogether.

> >Furthermore, understand that XFree86 is the most widely deployed
> >implementation of the X Window System today.
> Do you REALLY want to bring up all the microsoft comparisons with "most
> widely deployed, so screw everyone else..."

I'm glad you mentioned that, because the X Consortium's version of xterm
has a BUG with respect to its reverse video handling.  Just read that

So, now you get to argue to me that I should support compatibility with
a widely-deployed bug.

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