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

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat May 30 12:52:00 GMT 2009

On 5/29/2009 5:59 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> Now of course if emacs can translate low-level console I/O as it sees
> fit, then the Cygwin DLL could also be able to translate Backspace
> into ^? characters rather than ^H, in CYGWIN=tty mode anyway. So I had
> a look at fhandler_console.cc. It already uses ReadConsoleInput(), so
> mapping from VK_BACK to ^? might be fairly straightforward actually.
> I guess Cygwin 1.7 will be the last chance for quite a while to make
> such a change, so is this something that should be considered?  A bit
> of googling tells me that Redhat Linux actually decided to follow the
> Debian guidelines many years ago and used ^? ever since, apart from a
> little wobble in Fedora Core 3.

As I user, I certainly favor having cygwin behave the same as Debian and 
Redhat.  The change would also provide consistency between Cygwin's 
terminals and Cygwin/X.  Is there any downside?


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