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Re: BS in rxvt+ncurses

> Well,  from a sheer visual standpoint,  seeing an arrow pointing to the
> left,  like on the BS key (<--),  makes one think that pushing that
> button's going to move the cursor that way,  just like the other arrow
> keys.  I've NEVER understood the funky behavior of the BS key on *nix.

I think we are talking at cross purposes here.

As far as I know, nobody is suggesting that the <--- key should do anything 
other than delete the character to the left of the cursor, when pressed.

The point under discussion is about whether the character generated in order
to obtain this result should be ASCII BS (0x08) or ASCII DEL (0x7f).

It is intended that whichever is chosen, that the stty setting should cause 
that character to do the delete-to-the-left action, regardless.

It is also intended that this default should be reversible by a local admin.

If you have a system that causes the character under the cursor to disappear 
when <--- is pressed, then your system is either mis-configured and should 
have the stty setting set to match you keyboard mapping, or you are using some 
broken software that is ignoring the stty setting.

Cheers, Phil.

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