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SubjectRe: [patch] nonblinking VGA block cursor
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:21:54PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> Non-blinking cursors are just wrong. You need to patch your brain.
> You really fucked up, because now apps can't restore your cursor
> to proper behavior as defined by IBM.
I don't want them to, because I prefer non-blinking. It feels more
solid, kind of like driving a tank instead of a little dune buggy ;)

> The blinking cursor is implemented in your video hardware.
> IBM knew what was right for you.
Uh, said hardware lets you disable the blinking. Maybe in a slightly
non-standard way, who cares?

> Of course FreeBSD has a block cursor. It was easy to program,
> and it seems nice to the pot-smoking hippies out in Berkeley.
> FreeBSD doesn't define standards. FreeBSD breaks standards.
> (zombie creation, "ps -ef", partition tables, pty allocation...)
It's all about choice, man. I want the choice to have certain
behaviour if I wish.

lj breedt
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