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Re: Input line editing

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 05:32:17PM +0100, Rhialto wrote:
> On Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 00:25:35 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > Bulk data, sure.  But via ttys?  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.
> Add paging (optional) to the processing. At my university we had a patch
> to the V7 kernel that did just that. It had a counter of lines printed
> and when it reached the recorded terminal size, it would wait for input
> to display more (space = one more page, return = one more line).
> The counter was reset when a program asked for input. You could also
> turn it off temporarily with some key.
> It was very convenient.

Like what 3270 terminal sessions do? (Don't know whether it's from VM,
from CMS or whether it already was present with TSO.)


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