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SubjectRe: Input issues - key down with no key up
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 01:40:33PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>
> > But for programs which want to monitor a key and know its state
> > continuously (this presently includes the software autorepeater, but
> > it also includes games), none of the behaviours is right.
>
> X11 is another example of software that wants to know the state of keys
> continuously. And that's not a piece of software to ignore easily.

You are both inventing the situation that games, or X11, ask the kernel
for a bitmap of pressed keys. But they don't. The mechanism doesn't
even exist.


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