After much careful research, I present the canonical
text of 'term-nasty.el'.
It is a short file from the section of the Gnu Emacs
sources dealing with the handling of various different terminals
. It was created to house some profane
comments originally residing in a file called terminal.el
which were removed by rms
, as can be seen in the original text comments below.
However, later on this file was removed from the source tree
entirely due to the Communications Decency Act
), and a note saying "This file censored by the CDA" was added to the terminal.el
;;; term-nasty.el --- Damned Things from terminfo.el
;;; This file is in the public domain, and was written by Stallman and Mlynarik
;; Some people used to be bothered by the following comments that were
;; found in terminal.el. We decided they were distracting, and that it
;; was better not to have them there. On the other hand, we didn't want
;; to appear to be giving in to the pressure to censor obscenity that
;; currently threatens freedom of speech and of the press in the US.
;; So we decided to put the comments here.
These comments were removed from te-losing-unix.
;(message "fucking-unix: %d" char)
This was before te-process-output.
;; fucking unix has -such- braindamaged lack of tty control...
And about the need to handle output characters such as C-m, C-g, C-h
and C-i even though the termcap doesn't say they may be used:
;fuck me harder
;again and again!
;;; term-nasty.el ends here