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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.

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