Subject: Re: sushi mysteries
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/09/2001 14:05:04
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Tim Rightnour wrote:

: >       nvi needed some trick for this (ESC means, of course, termination of
: >       vi command), so it should be a common problem...
: It's a problem for me anytime I use curses..  Anyone know what this trick is?
: I can't seem to figure it out..  (these problems didn't manifest themselves
: under ncurses..  obviously something is different here.)

Timeouts, if configurable, probably should be no *less* than 500ms (0.5sec)
to compensate for varying terminal latencies.  I don't know if there's a way
to "auto-timeout" if particular bad sequences are hit, or if it's easy to
recognize (and throw out, if necessary) *all* special-key sequences defined
in termcap.

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