[bug #13733] escape key timeout stuff


                 Summary: escape key timeout stuff
                 Project: GNU Midnight Commander
            Submitted by: ossi
            Submitted on: Mon 07/11/2005 at 17:27
                Category: Keyboard input
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
                 Release: current (CVS or snapshot)
        Platform Version: All



so there is this old_esc_mode option ...
it really needs some more exposure. in fact, it should be enabled by default,
and the timeout should be lowered from one second to at most 100 ms (that is,
virtually instantaneous).
high-latency network links should not cause problems, as the chars of one
keypress should still be in one packet, keeping the sequence intact. if there
really is some problem with this, the patch posted by denis vlasenko on
2004-10-25 to make the timeout configurable via an environment variable can be


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