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Re: Proposal: Bind backspace and delete like DEL in view-mode

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Proposal: Bind backspace and delete like DEL in view-mode
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 11:10:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:
>> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
>> > I don't know, but maybe it would make more sense to put those
>> > mappings into something similar to the keyboard-translate-table
>> > which is done FIRST rather than "MAYBE LATER".
>> I'm not sure what to do here.  What about people who want C-i and
>> <tab> to be different?  If you unconditionally convert <tab> into TAB
>> (which is the same as C-i), then you lose that feature.
>> Right now, people can bind (kbd "TAB") or (kbd "<tab>"), as they like.
> But if someone binds <tab> in global-map, any minor mode keymap which only
> has a binding for TAB will no longer work - as the binding in global-map
> will take precedence over the mapping of <tab> to TAB in function-key-map.

But maybe this is what the user wants!  If the user types (kbd "TAB")
they get one behavior, if they type (kbd "<tab>") they get a
different behavior.  I think it's not a good idea to remove one of
the behaviors.

Simplification good!  Oversimplification bad!  (Larry Wall)

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