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Re: emacs -nw keypad, tpu-edt.el, and C-h

On 5/28/2009 3:48 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
What I can suggest at this point is send a formal bug report about
this with "M-x report-emacs-bug RET".


You're probably in the best position to do this, since I've never used tpu-edt. Alternatively, tell me precisely what steps to perform to reproduce the problem, and I'll send the report. Be sure to avoid interaction with an X server other than cygwin's. In fact, it's probably best to avoid an X server completely, since you said in your first post that the problem doesn't occur for emacs under X.

A separate issue that has arisen in this thread is that when emacs runs in a cygwin terminal [*], it sees C-h as DEL instead of as the help key. (The problem doesn't occur for emacs running under X.) This could be very disconcerting to new emacs users who see the following on the splash screen:

  Get help           C-h  (Hold down CTRL and press h)
  Emacs manual       C-h r        Browse manuals     C-h i
  Emacs tutorial     C-h t

Can someone familiar with cygwin terminals help with this? I'm speculating again (bad habit), but it seems that the keycodes are being processed before they reach emacs, so that C-h becomes indistinguishable from the Backspace key. This happens in terminals but not under X.


[*] I've tried xterm, rxvt, mintty, and the console gotten by running Cygwin.bat.

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