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Re: simple editor required


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: simple editor required
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 09:58:09 GMT

"Kai Großjohann" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> "Paul Edwards" <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > Ok, it is the <delete> key I am pressing then (near <home>).
> > But when Emacs is reporting DEL, it doesn't mean it just
> > saw ascii 127, it means it saw a backspace (C-h).
>
> Huh?  What does C-h l say after you hit whatever key it is that Emacs
> reports as DEL?

DEL ESC x h e l p RET l

Note that the first key I hit was the <delete> (next to <home>).

> (Is Emacs reporting DEL when you hit <delete>?)

Yep!

> It is possible that normal-erase-is-backspace has an influence, here,

I'm on emacs 20.7.1 which doesn't have that.

> and that it is set to the wrong value in your Emacs.  (The variable
> normal-erase-is-backspace should not be set via setq, if you want to
> use Lisp, use the function normal-erase-is-backspace-mode.)
>
> > Incidentally, people are always referring to "press C-h then xxx",
> > but of course I have remapped C-h to be backspace, I mean, C-h is
> > backspace, and we all know what backspace does.  So I duly replace
> > C-h with Esc x help.  It seems a very surprising key binding to me.
>
> Whee.  Does <f1> work as a help key?

Yes, it does!  Although seems a bit different from M-x help, the
latter comes up with the menu straight away, the former suggests
I press "?" to get it.

> Maybe it's the normal-erase-is-backspace thing.  If not, then I'm
> flabbergasted.

Everything to do with backspace/delete is fine, just that help
I have to (now) use F1 instead of C-h.  This is not a problem
at all.

BFN.  Paul.




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