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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:22:50AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> 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.

Worse, they may be physically present but nearly unusable due to stupid
decisions by the user interface designer of the client system -- can you
say "Macintosh, or "fn-alt-F2"?  I thought you could.

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