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1 * Define a sentinel function, so that the display doesn't get
2 screwed up the default sentinel when the process finishes.
4 * Performance improvements? (It is zippy enough on reasonably
5 fast machines, though.)
7 * Should more terminal escape sequences be supported?
8 Yes: At least the ANSI color escapes (as in colour_xterm).
10 * The caching variables (e.g. term-current-row) assume that there
11 is be no random editing of the buffer that we don't know about. In that
12 respect, they are somewhat fragile.
14 * Document the internals better, and make it easier to write
15 emulators for other kinds of terminals.
17 * The scrolling behavior is still not quite right.
19 * Stallman has expressed dislike for the xterm style of switching to the
20 alternate buffer on the "ti" capability. An alternative would be to
21 defer this until the screen is cleared. That assumes there are programs
22 that emit ti without following that by a command to erase the window.
23 I'm not sure there are any such programs (that we care about) ...
25 *** CHANGES THAT REQUIRE NEW EMACS PRIMITIVES ***
27 * If ioctl is made accessible to elisp, it may be possible
28 to support some kind of automatic switching between char mode
29 and line mode. It also becomes possible to privide term
30 primitives to turn off echoing in the inferior.
32 *** CHANGES TO DO IN OTHER PROGRAMS ***
34 * In gdb-mode, a keysequence like \C-c\C-s works by sending the command
35 "step" in gdb-mode. Emacs goes to a fair bit of trouble to delete the
36 prompt preceding the command, as well as the echo from the inferior.
37 In addition to being hairy, it is somewhat fragile (because of possible
38 type-ahead, and because the inferior might be mixing other output with
39 the echo).
40 More robust would be for emacs to send the command "noecho step" (or
41 "step #noecho") where the "noecho" is an instruction to gdb (readline)
42 to erase the prompt for this command, and suppress its echo.
44 * Bash (and perhaps other shells) should be modified so that before
45 the prompt (and PROMPT_COMMAND) are printed, they emit:
46 printf("\032/%s\n", PWD);
47 This will tell the shell window which directory it should assume,
48 and obviates the need for all that hairy directory tracking.