Re: BS in rxvt+ncurses
> Here are a few related pros and cons.
> <--- == BS, but we must decide on one or the other as the installation default.
> <--- == BS sounds right. IMHO this is just silly.
> <--- == DEL is different from DOS. This to is just silly
> <--- == DEL gives us an extra usable key on the main keyboard, since it
> differentiates between <--- and ^H
> <--- == DEL is standard in Linux-land at the moment (very strong argument for
> keeping it that way IMHO)
> <--- == BS allows the uninitiated easier use from DOS/Windows telnet's and the
> like (this needs a HOWTO to explain how to do the configuration, but is
> probably the strongest argument for the BS setting)
I think there is another reason for choosing <--- == BS, for
internationalization. I believe it requires <--- == BS, though I am not
entirely sure. This may be the reason for the push for <--- == BS, even
though debian developers seem to accept <--- == DEL.
> In conclusion, I'd say <--- == DEL gets to be the default setting on three
> 1) Inertia
> 2) Emacs (more inertia and extra functionality)
> 3) Ease of reversing the decision by local admins.
> We need to make point 3 a reality of course ;-)
I agree, but if feel the opposite <--- == BS should be default
because most linux users come from the dos world, and the keys on a linux
terminal/xterm should act the same as in dos. Emacs users know more about
unix and therfore should know how to change stty erase
But definatly #3 should be followed.
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