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Re: [PATCH] Docstring updates around `delete[-forward|-backward]-char'.

From: Michal Nazarewicz
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Docstring updates around `delete[-forward|-backward]-char'.
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:59:26 +0100
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>> Also remove recommendation to use `delete-forward-char' since the
>> default binding of C-d is `delete-char' rendering the
>> recommendation a bit hypocritical.

On Fri, Feb 07 2014, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> Hmm... now I wonder why is the default binding to `delete-char' rather
> than to `delete-forward-char'?  Seems like an oversight.

I thought that as well but this was explicitly changed back to
`delete-char'.  [1] changed binding of C-d to use `delete-forward-char'
but than [2] came along and changed it back to `delete-char' to
“decouple C-d and delete, so that the former does not delete the

[1] http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/emacs/trunk/revision/100654
[2] http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/emacs/trunk/revision/102001

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