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Re: <backspace> and DEL

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: <backspace> and DEL
Date: 12 Jan 2001 13:00:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.96

> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: <backspace> and DEL "
> * Sent on Fri, 12 Jan 2001 10:41:29 -0500
> * Honorable "Stefan Monnier" <address@hidden> writes:
> >  cc-langs.el binds <backspace> to `c-electric-backspace' (which DTRT) and
> >                    DEL to `delete-backward-char'.
> Shouldn't this hungry-delete thing be global (not C-specific) ?

it is (I added `backward-delete-char-untabify-method' long ago), but
only if your backspace is bound to `backward-delete-char-untabify'.

maybe this `hungry' thing should be removed from cc-mode?

> I sure hope users are not *supposed* to do all their customizations
> via customize.  That would keep them from learning more about their
> tool and getting more actively involved in its evolution.

I thought that the whole purpose of customize was to make customization
possible for those who do not know lisp.

IMO, adding customize to emacs was an unmitigated disaster, surpassed
only by adding MULE (BTW, does MULE finally support UTF8?)

Sam Steingold (http://www.podval.org/~sds)
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