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- Subject: Re: [newbie] terminal handling facilities
- From: Doug Rogers <rogers@...>
- Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 07:20:37 -0400
Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Before making up alternatives, you need to explain what's wrong with the
> existing mechanism. SIGWINCH works just fine. You're offering solutions
> without saying what the problem is.
Sometimes it is at least a bazillion times easier to rewrite than to
track down someone else's code and manage its evolution. You clearly
prefer the latter in all cases. From his initial question, Jean-Rene
seems to be more like you and less like Klaus (and I).
But luckily, if he's still even considering Lua, Jean-Rene can choose
whichever option suits his needs.
Dependencies are a source of many difficulties in software maintenance.
I like the near absence of dependencies in slnspider. Now if I could
just get my xterm to use a font that would work with it... :)
Doug Rogers - ICI - V:703.893.2007x220 www.innocon.com