Re: Munging of del and backspace
Miles Bader writes:
> The reason you are confused is because you (apparently) think that `DEL' and
> `Delete' are the same thing; they are not. `DEL' is the ASCII DEL character,
> which since time immemorial has meant delete-backward-char in emacs.
> `Delete' is a labelled key on (some) keyboards, which usually means
Uh, I should have mentioned I run under X.
> So you can think of `DEL' as the emacs abstraction for whatever key happens
> to delete the previous character on your keyboard, be it labelled BS, <--, or
For tty emacs, I would understand, but with X, it must be possible to
distinguish C-d and Delete, just as the <-- key does not bring up the
help, and tab is different from ^I etc.
> Rubout. Because emacs maintains this abstraction, your emacs keybindings
> should work on any device.
I.e. you can never make any use of more than basic tty capabilities?
And it's annoying that key bindings in emacs and xemacs have different
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