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

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Ken Brown <> wrote:
> On 5/28/2009 10:02 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> There's an ancient and pointless argument about whether the Backspace
>> key should send ^H (0x08) or ^? (0x7F).
> I was asking something slightly different:

No, you were asking the same thing, you just didn't grok part of the answer...

> Can cygwin terminals be
> configured so that emacs can tell the difference between the Backspace key
> and "pressing h while holding down the control key"?

"pressing h while holding down the control key" produces ^H (0x08).
By default, this is also what backspace sends.  As Andy says, many
(all?) cygwin terminals can be set up to send ^? (0x7F) instead,
leaving ^H to only be used by Ctrl+H

> I've searched the cygwin mailing list archives, and the question has been
> asked before. ÂThe answer in the past has always been No.
> If the answer is indeed no, then I'll have to see if there's a way to change
> the emacs splash screen so that it offers F1 as the help key instead of C-h.
> ÂI can also try the emacs-devel list; Cygwin can't be the only platform
> where this is an issue.

Like Andy said, this would also be an issue on the default
configuration of any of the RedHat derived Linuxes.


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