[TUHS] Compatibility question

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Dec 18 09:08:27 AEST 2023

On Sun, Dec 17, 2023, 4:00 PM Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:

> That’s not entirely true.   The VT100 could switch modes from 80x24 to
> 132x14 (the latter was pretty ugly) or with the AVO 132x24.

I recall some VMS programs in v3.2 misbehaving when run in 132x24 mode...


------ Original Message ------
> From "Mary Ann Horton" <mah at mhorton.net>
> To tuhs at tuhs.org
> Date 12/17/23, 5:51:00 PM
> Subject [TUHS] Re: Compatibility question
> The concept of a resizable window didn't appear until GUI interfaces.
> Originally the hardware terminal had one specific size and vi depended on
> the screen being that exact size. I suspect that SVr2 was in that category,
> as the Sun merger of SVr4 would have been the reason to incorporate it. So
> try a 24x80 window and see if it behaves.
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