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Re: C-s and delete under Windows

From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: C-s and delete under Windows
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:56:56 +0200
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Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Nikolaj Schumacher <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> (global-set-key [backspace] 'backward-delete-char-untabify)
>> Yes, it is.  Because globally setting backspace, will override the
>> meaning in `isearch-mode-map'.  Try:
>> (define-key isearch-mode-map [backspace] 'isearch-delete-char)
> Why does setting it globally override the setting in isearch-mode-map?

Backspace is translated to DEL by default.
DEL is bound to `isearch-delete-char' in `isearch-mode-map', but
backspace isn't bound there at all.  Binding backspace overrides the
translation, which is responsible for the meaning in `isearch-mode-map'.

Nikolaj Schumacher

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