Number: 1056

Date:  9-May-84 13':40':11


Source: Eric Lazarus (of Ean-Tech)

Subject: TTYIN shouldn''t flash window after ↑X

Lisp Version:  7-May-84 21':48':06

Description: '
A flashing of the window implies, somehow, that an error has been committed; TTYIN''s ↑X command should just go to the "end", which isn''t in-and-of-itself an error.  If the type-in is completed at that point, the systems types a CR, so one can distinguish the two cases without needing a "flasher".'
Date': 12 May 84 16':29 PDT'
Subject': Re': AR#1056': TTYIN shouldn''t flash window after ↑X'
To': JonL'
cc':, LispSupport'
Depends on your point of view.  The ↑X command means "exit", and if your parens aren''t balanced you can''t exit; hence, that is an "error", if you insist.  I would be annoyed to type ↑X and have it seem like it did nothing (other than move the caret towards the end, not a very conspicuous change).  Although a successful ↑X does "type a CR", that is not always highly visible--only when you''re at the bottom of the window, so that scrolling is induced.'
Thus I''ll decline this one in the absence of any more convincing argument or overwhelming user preference.'
Date': 14 May 84 18':46 PDT'
Subject': AR 1056 TTYIN shouldn''t flash window after ↑X'
To': 1100Support.pasa'
cc': LispSupport, vanMelle,'
I "submitted" this AR for Eric Lazarus of Ean-Tech (he physically came into my office with several bug reports).  Could you reply to him -- ERIC@SRI-KL -- about the status of this one, namely that it got AR number 1056, and that it was declined by the implementor of TTYIN on the grounds that the semantics of  ↑X is "finish up" rather than "go to end of line".'
-- JonL --'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 21-May-84 17':12':20


Assigned To: 



System: Text

Subsystem: TTYIN

Machine: 1132


Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Minor

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Declined

Problem Type: Design - UI

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