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Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm


From: Dale Hagglund
Subject: Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 10:35:09 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> Dale Hagglund <address@hidden> writes:

>> Also, is there any reason why `ESC [ 3 ~' shouldn't be mapped to
>> <delete> instead of <deletechar>.

[I'm not quite what part of my message your response referred to, but
I'm assuming it's to the sentence above.]

> This is a property of the terminal description.  For xterm it
> contains `kdch1=\E[3~' (terminfo) or `kD=\E[3~' (termcap), thus `ESC
> [ 3 ~' is mapped to <deletechar>.

I poked around a bit in term/*.el but I didn't see where the termcap
interpretation is happening.  That aside, wouldn't it still be better
to use the generate the same <delete> function key for for the same
physical key both under X and xterm (or a real vt220, for that
matter)?  

Dale.




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