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I use colorized output in ghci. And if run it:

  • in comint-mode, or in eshell, then colors displayed fine, but a lot of escape sequences displayed like ^A^Bλ ^A^B> ^A^B^B.
  • in ansi-term, then I got much better result like λ > ^B.
  • in tmux in ansi-term it displayed perfect (like colored λ >) but except performance.

Why output speed reduced so significant in this case?


Not sure if this information may be helpful: emacs launched under tmux (surely, it in different tmuxsession, than that in ansi-term with ghci) in rxvt-unicode terminal emulator.


UPD: prompt example :set prompt "\001\ESC[33m\002λ \001\ESC[01;34m\002> \001\ESC[m\002\STX"

  • "in comint-mode[...] a lot of escape sequences[...]" - have you tried ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on? – npostavs Jun 1 '16 at 13:59
  • Whenever I use tmux in any of the terminals I get weird visuals and effects when I type clear. Do any of the terminals (dumb or otherwise) actually work? – Jules Jun 1 '16 at 14:00
  • @npostavs ELISP> ansi-color-for-comint-mode t – Netsu Jun 1 '16 at 15:05
  • @JulesTamagnan yes, in plain urxvt and tmux all just fine. – Netsu Jun 1 '16 at 15:06
  • more pointers at: unix.stackexchange.com/a/41227 – Emacs User Jun 1 '16 at 21:11
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twb knows all! Tell your friends!

Thanks to helpful advises from @twb from #emacs IRC channel. Here's solution for such cases. Bug was in escape sequences which used use for ghci promt. It was expect that terminal will be xterm-compatible. But it don't. More proper way is to use tput like set_fg_red=$(tput setaf 1) reset=$(tput sgr0) or check $TERM for compatibility (such like vt100, dumb, emacs).

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