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Re: bin/47877 (tip(1) does not disable flow control)

The following reply was made to PR bin/47877; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael van Elst <>
Subject: Re: bin/47877 (tip(1) does not disable flow control)
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 21:12:14 +0200

 On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 07:50:00AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
 >   >  The problem is fixed. The change however also modifies the IXANY flag
 >   >  which is questionable.
 >  That seems reasonable to me... it seems unlikely that anyone's going
 >  to be using tip(1) over a vintage modem where IXANY allows line noise
 >  to mess things up.
 It's not about line noise. When xon/xoff is used for flow control,
 any bidirectional protocol may prevent it from functioning and you
 have to rely on that protocol to recover from loss of input characters.
                                 Michael van Elst
                                 "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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