[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Munging of del and backspace

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:51:01PM +0200, Kai Gro?johann wrote:
> For backward compatibility, many modes bind RET, TAB, DEL instead of
> <return>, <tab>, <backspace>.

It's not just for backward compatibility, it's for portability -- RET, TAB,
DEL are portable among different devices (because emacs takes care to make
sure they are), whereas <return>, <tab>, <backspace> are not.

"I distrust a research person who is always obviously busy on a task."
   --Robert Frosch, VP, GM Research

Reply to: