Bug#651035: please decide how terminals should report Alt+letter combinations
Russ Allbery wrote:
> Note that I'm not arguing against changing things in xterm, particularly
> in conjunction with upstream. Just that I'm not sure it's worth writing a
> policy about this, rather than making decisions specifically about the
> xterm package to make it work better, better serve its users, etc.
I guess I wasn't clear. The proposal had two parts:
1) standardizing on a default sequence to send for Alt+letter combinations
2) documenting in policy that advertising the smm capability is a Bad Idea.
The first part seems to be what you have been responding to, and I've
already said it's not a big deal to me. The second part seems more
important, and it doesn't involve changing xterm at all.
Thanks for your thoughtfulness, and hoping that clarifies a little.