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Re: simple editor required


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: simple editor required
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 15:14:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Paul Edwards" <address@hidden> writes:

> For technical curiosity though, why was everyone convinced
> the global-set-key would work?  And indeed it did work on
> Xemacs.  I would have thought this situation would have
> come up all the time for the presumably large number of
> people who want that behaviour of DEL doing a delete-char.

Normally, DEL does like backspace (!) in Emacs.  The delete key is
not the same as ascii 127 (DEL is another name for ascii 127).
Under X11, the delete key is known as itself, and on a tty the delete
key often sends an escape sequence such as ESC [ 3 ~ (on my system).

That's why people don't run into this problem.
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