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Re: HEADS UP: terminfo imported into -current
On Feb 4, 10:50am, bqt%softjar.se@localhost (Johnny Billquist) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: HEADS UP: terminfo imported into -current
| Roy Marples wrote:
| > On 02/04/10 04:33, Brian Buhrow wrote:
| >> Hello. And the advantages of terminfo over termcap are, exactly,
| >> what, again? Why are we making this change? Was it discussed on the
| >> lists? What does it buy us? Solaris did this, and it was a pain in the
| >> proverbial backside 15 years ago. And, I'm not sure it made things
| >> better,
| >> even to this day. I'm not against having termcap and terminfo, but I
| >> think
| >> we should discuss the merrits of this change before doing it.
| > We hashed this out on tech-userlevel about 8 months ago.
| > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-userlevel/2009/06/05/msg002214.html
| There was definitely a lot of discussions, but I couldn't find anywhere
| any agreement that moving to terminfo was a good idea, or that it should
| be done. Do you have any reference to that part?
There was no disagreement either. And Roy has been a champ patiently
going through and addressing all our nit-pickings for months!
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