PuTTY wish ansisys-compat

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summary: Better compatibility with DOS's ANSI.SYS
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

I've had a report that MS-DOS's old ANSI.SYS behaves differently from PuTTY in two important respects: firstly, ESC[2J homes the cursor as well as clearing the screen, and secondly, auto-wrap wraps immediately when a character is displayed in the rightmost column, whereas PuTTY delays the wrapping until the next character is printed. More importantly, apparently old ANSI.SYS-using applications depend on both of these behaviours.

Neither of these should be PuTTY's default - they would break plenty of more modern applications - but setting them as configurable options would be nice.

Patch (unreviewed): 20031004001955.GE28811@dbz.icequake.net

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2003-11-10 23:05:59 +0000)