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Re: BS in rxvt+ncurses



> On Sun Dec  7 09:15:28 1997 +0000
>            (Sekmadienis, 1997 m. gruodio 7 d. 11:15:28 +0200),
>   Mark Baker wrote:
> 
> > In article <m0xeO1J-000PxMC@localhost>,
> > 	bem5r@virginia.edu (Brian Mays) writes:
> > 
> > > Okay.  I'm building a new unstable version of rxvt with backspace set
> > > to ^H.  From this point on, Debian's rxvt policy will be to use ^H as
> > > backspace by default.
> > 
> > Couldn't you force it to ^? instead? That would be far more sensible.
> > 
> > 
> 
>         Wouldn't it be better don't force people to use what they
> don't  want? This only  results  in flamewars. There  is lots  of
> configuration files and convincing every application to do 'right
> thing' separately is  quite tedious.  Simple `reset'  can set stty
> erase according to terminfo key_backspace.

Sorry, but don't we keep on agreeing that the <--- key generating DEL is the 
right thing to do ?

I could have sworn that I've been in several discussions that resulted in that 
conclusion, with the caveat that people should be able to reverse the default 
easily if they feel the need, as a local configuration option.

I must admit that I have got a little bored with the discussion at times, and 
may have skipped some of it.  So if someone has a more powerful argument for 
``<--- generates BS'' than ``well they sound the same'' I'd like to hear it.

I don't want to start a flame war, so feel free to mail me direct, and I'll 
summarise to the list.

Cheers, Phil.





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