Re: Is there a getch()?

From: d. hall (
Date: 02/08/96


 thus on Thu, 8 Feb 1996 01:34:24 -0500 (EST), Sammy virtually scripted...

Sammy> Sounds like a big project.  I wonder how much this would slow the
Sammy> mud down, if 2 or 3 people were using the editor simultaneously.
Sammy> Full screen redraws would cause some nasty lag.

rather nasty.  how good is your throughput?

Sammy> All the times I've used pine and pico over the net it never occured
Sammy> to me that I was sending a lot more packets than were necessary.
Sammy> Time to relearn ed :)

then again you're dealing with a single connection, via telnet or rlogin
(some editors like emacs uses the stty baud setting to optimize screen
redraws).  when you're dealing with a mud you're dealing with several
connections to a single multiplexing process... netrek gets around this via
having the client do all the work of processing the information.

Sammy> I think circle the circle editor wouldn't be so bad if it just had
Sammy> some simple line-editing abilities.  No, I'm not volunteering, I
Sammy> can't even write a simple ^M remover :)

get the GNU readline or else getline and compile it into a client.  i
believe tf already has it incorporated in, and the new version of tintin
does as well.  i've made a couple changes into tintin to get around some of
the problems people been having with it.  namely perl's regexp source has
been incorporated in the actions/gag/subs and readline into the interface.

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