[pups] jove editor under 2.11BSD and cursor keys

robinb at ruffnready.co.uk robinb at ruffnready.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 02:49:04 AEST 2009

IIRC the version of Jove that is on 2.11 was put on by me back in the late 80s to replace an even earlier version and I used a VT220 at home as opposed to xterm or whatever on a sim.  As a result I was quite happy with using the defaults for whatever was set up for the then available hardware as I used a real PDP with real DEC terminals :-)



PS:  It may have been updated since then I can't really recall.

W.F.J.Mueller at gsi.de wrote:
> Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > Walter F. Mueller wrote:
> >> ....
> >> I get whenever I hit one of the cursor keys the message
> >>
> >>      [ESC O unbound]
> >... 
> > Please note the difference between "<ESC>[" and "<ESC>O"... :-)
> > 
> > To give you a little more help: someone or something is changing your
> > terminal to have application cursor keys.
> > (And to point out what should be obvious now: your cursor keys can
> > actually send two different kind of codes, depending on a setup parameter.)
> > 
> >     Johnny
> Thanks Johnny, that was exactly the problem. jove sets the terminal
> (or the emulator) into 'Application Cursor Key' and 'Application Keypad'
> mode. Looking in xterm at the VT Options popup (with CONTROL-MB2) shows
> this nicely. Binding the 'ansi-codes' function of Jove 4.9 (that's what
> comes with 2.11BSD) to [O resolves the cursor issue.
> What I still don't understand is why jove comes with defaults which
> don't work. It puts the cursor and keypad keys into application mode,
> which makes perfect sense especially for the keypad, and than looks
> for [[ rather [O. Probably to make retrocomputing more fun :).
> 			Thanks and with best regards,	Walter
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