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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system

On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> nothing printed constantly on the screen but a F1 help hook

It's not safe to rely on function keys being usable.  Even when the
keys are physically present, their working properly relies on a correct
termcap/terminfo description, and a correct TERM value, both of which
may be difficult to arrange.

Keys like arrows and page up/page down are much more likely to work even
if the TERM definition is slightly wrong.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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