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Re: ESC DEL generates ESC C-d

From: Daniel Ortmann
Subject: Re: ESC DEL generates ESC C-d
Date: 05 Dec 2001 01:16:11 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>>     After setting normal-erase-is-backspace on both systems
>>     everything is fine.

> Now that you have gone through this, can you suggest a place that we
> could add more documentation about this feature that would have helped
> you figure out the situation faster?


Can you add a link from the C-h m output to the info pages, i.e. to the
pages reachable by the key sequence C-h i m emacs enter i Delete enter

Better yet ... Since the "back" implied in "BS" would have removed of my
confusion, even without documentation, another possibility is replacing
many emacs "DEL" key references by "BS".  "DEL" just looks so much like
"Delete" that they are inevitably confused.  (It's virtually certain
that you've already evaluated and rejected that idea for some good
reason unknown to me.)

diff -u help~ help

--- help~       Wed Dec  5 01:07:42 2001
+++ help        Wed Dec  5 01:06:24 2001
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
   Mark-using commands display a list of failures afterwards.  Type ?
   to see why something went wrong.
 Type u to Unmark a file or all files of a subdirectory.
-Type DEL to back up one line and unflag.
+Type DEL to back up one line and unflag.  (see Delete)
 Type x to eXecute the deletions requested.
 Type RET to Find the current line's file
   (or dired it in another buffer, if it is a directory).
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@
 x               dired-do-flagged-delete
 y               dired-show-file-type
 ~               dired-flag-backup-files
-DEL             dired-unmark-backward
+DEL             dired-unmark-backward   (see Delete)
 <up>            dired-previous-line
 <down>          dired-next-line
@@ -151,7 +151,7 @@
 ESC C-n         dired-next-subdir
 ESC C-u         dired-tree-up
 ESC C-d         dired-tree-down
-ESC DEL         dired-unmark-all-files
+ESC DEL         dired-unmark-all-files  (see Delete)
 ESC =           dired-backup-diff
 % Y             dired-do-relsymlink-regexp
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@
 * t             dired-do-toggle
 * C-p           dired-prev-marked-file
 * C-n           dired-next-marked-file
-* DEL           dired-unmark-backward
+* DEL           dired-unmark-backward   (see Delete)
 * !             dired-unmark-all-marks
 * ?             dired-unmark-all-files
 * u             dired-unmark

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