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Re: Input line editing
Ted Lemon wrote:
On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:25 PM, der Mouse wrote:
The design I have in mind makes the
line editing part of the tty driver as far as applications are
concerned, like the current "delete, ^W, ^U" line editing performed by
the kernel. The only way applications need to care about it is for
hooks like application-specific editor commands or completion
So basically you're proposing a COMND% JSYS?
Finally someone said it. :-)
But the COMND% JSYS wasn't exactly just line editing. I could just wish
for COMND%, but that's not likely to happen. COMND% was more about
describing the structure of the line expected, so that completion could
be done on it. (TOPS-20 can to completion on everything, not just
In fact, COMND% don't have line editing...
Oh well. Still, COMND% is wonderful.
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