Subject: Re: Backspace key in X (and emacs)
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/15/2000 14:30:22
Those of us who grew up with RSTS/E and TOPS-20 instead of Unix V7 had
a different experience... :'} You don't have to do anything special
to get X11 emacs to work with DEL - just use xmodmap. The trick is
getting all the Motif-based applications to correctly handle the DEL
key, which is also doable - it's a two-line hack to your XKeySymDB.
There are some problems with this - what really surprises me is how
stubborn people are about allowing the people who like DEL to use DEL
and the people who like BackSpace to use BackSpace for the erase
character, and how many programs require mutually-incompatible hacks
to make one or the other work.