[TUHS] Compatibility question

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 05:26:01 AEST 2023

On Sun, Dec 17, 2023 at 1:13 PM James Frew <frew at ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Wow, an actual VT-100! Have you tried "smooth scrolling" (aka "barf mode")? AFAIK none of the emulators (or "VT100-compatible" iron, for that matter) ever bothered to replicate this (for which hackers prone to motion sickness remain grateful 🤢)

HDS terminals could do that. I rather liked it, honestly. I don't
recall it ever making me feel sick, but it definitely led to character
overruns. :-/

        - Dan C.

> /Frew
> P.S.: Fond memories of the USENIX where Rob Pike, in a talk describing the Blit, announced "and [pause] it is NOT VT-100 compatible", to thunderous applause. A lot of termcap tweakers in that audience...
> On 2023-12-17 00:08, segaloco via TUHS wrote:
> secured a VT100 for a reasonable price

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