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Re: Bug#340125: [fwd: Bug#340125: octave-mode rebinds M-BS]

Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org> writes:

> I am forwarding below a bug report filed against the octave2.9-emacsen
> package.  The submitter claims that the meta-backspace should not be
> bound by octave-mode.

There is a subtle but important distinction between M-DEL (bound to
backward-kill-word and not overriden in octave-mode AFAICT) and M-C-h
(bound to mark-defun by default, and overriden to octave-mark-defun in
octave-mode).  If backspace is generating C-h rather than DEL, then
that's a misconfiguration on the user's part that will generally play
badly with Emacs.

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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