|author||Christoph Lohmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-09-13 07:04:59 +0200|
|committer||Christoph Lohmann <email@example.com>||2012-09-13 07:04:59 +0200|
Adding a statemant on legacy support.
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+A STATEMENT ON LEGACY SUPPORT
+In the terminal world there is much cruft that comes from old and unsup‐
+ported terminals that inherit incompatible modes and escape sequences
+which noone is able to know, except when he/she comes from that time and
+developed a graphical vt100 emulator at that time.
+One goal of st is to only support what is really needed. When you en‐
+counter a sequence which you really need, implement it. But while you
+are add it, do not add the other cruft you might encounter while sneek‐
+ing at other terminal emulators. History has bloated them and there is
+no real evidence that most of the sequences are used today.
+Christoph Lohmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>