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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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