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Re: `special' keys in keyboard macros

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: `special' keys in keyboard macros
Date: 6 Oct 2003 18:45:20 GMT
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Roland Winkler <address@hidden> wrote:

> PPS  It seems to me that it is not a problem of "emacs -nw" but of
> xterm that \C-? is always interpreted as backspace. I was long using

control/? sounds like code 128, which is of course the usual setting
for the backarrow key with Debian Linux.  If emacs chooses to treat
the stty erase value as backspace, that's understandable.  However,
backspace is properly a code 8.

> \C-? as a distinct key with "emacs (X)" but now I realized it
> doesn't work with "emacs -nw". Is there somewhere a list of
> keybindings one should avoid if compatibility between "emacs (X)"
> and "emacs -nw" is an issue?

Thomas E. Dickey

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