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Bug#651035: please decide how terminals should report Alt+letter combinations

My initial reaction is that I want to see a more compelling justification
for standardizing anything here.  We've gone years with this behavior
without standardizing anything.  Are there multiple other bug reports from
users for which this is confusing?  Is it worth the effort for all
maintainers of X terminal emulators in Debian to track this issue and make
changes to defaults to standardize (possibly diverting from upstream
default behavior)?

If this is just a differentiating default between xterm and other X
terminal emulators, well, there are a lot of those, which is why I still
use xterm rather than the other ones (since for the most part I personally
find the changes annoying rather than useful).  In other words, if this is
just one of those nvi vs. vim things, I don't think we should be taking

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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