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Re: Inconsistant Delete Key

From: John McCabe
Subject: Re: Inconsistant Delete Key
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 08:26:12 GMT

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:32:26 GMT, "CarlC" <address@hidden> wrote:

>One thing that bothers me on this is that it is calling this key DEL. I
>assume this is the same as [delete]. I also assume that [delete] is
>synonymous with octal 177 value.

In emacs-lips mode, with the setting I mentioned earlier, I find that
the Backspace key on my keyboard returns:

DEL runs the command backward-delete-char-untabify
   which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `simple'.
(backward-delete-char-untabify ARG &optional KILLP)

So what you are talking about appears to be the backspace key, in
which case you're trying to map the backspace key (which is synonymous
with \177) to delete-char.

In that case you should be able to use:

(global-set-key [backspace] 'delete-char)

What system are you using? If it's a windows system, does the key
you're referring to the one above the Enter key or the key marked
"Delete" in the "Home", "Insert", "End", "Delete", "Page Up", "Page
Down" block?

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