- On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 09:13:32AM -0700, Øystein Walle wrote:
> I'll chime in and say that I too would like this functionality a greatThere's two related but distinct issues here, don't be confused:
> deal. It's unfortunate that I cannot make use of any key combination I
> wish and I think it makes Vim and other terminal programs seem older
> and less able than they need to be.
1) Asides my recent work and xterm, no terminal /can/ represent
Ctrl-Shift-Letter, Ctrl-Tab, Ctrl-I as distinct from Tab, etc...
No terminal-based program can therefore distinguish the two
2) Vim itself conflates Escape letter, Alt+letter and UTF-8 sequences.
That is a behaviour very specific to Vim; most other terminal-based
programs can easily distinguish all these distinctly.
While I aim to fix, and have solutions for, both of these problems, only
the latter can be blamed on Vim. The first problem is inherent to any
terminal emulator or terminal-based program, and no specific blame can
be attached to Vim in regard of it.
Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
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