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authorChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2012-09-13 07:04:59 +0200
committerChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2012-09-13 07:04:59 +0200
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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 <20h@r-36.net>
+2012-09-13T07:00:36.081271045+02:00
+