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Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:20:00 +0300
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On 25.04.2021 10:26, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Perhaps the easiest fix would be to handle Delete same as Backspace here.
Yes, that could alleviate the problem in this particular case.
Please don't, that would be a horribly wrong change.

I have described an obvious problem: Emacs says press DEL to scroll, the user presses Del on their keyboard, and Emacs exits instead.

All that in a Help interface, which is supposed to help newbies. Not grizzled veterans.

It's a real problem, if you want people to actually use this feature.

> Like making C-f move backwards.

If C-f never did anything in a certain interface, and doing this would help usability, why not.

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