Subject: xsrc/26397: xterm takes excessive liberties with ^H
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/21/2004 09:39:52
>Synopsis: xterm takes excessive liberties with ^H
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jul 21 21:14:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
>Release: NetBSD 2.0G
W S Rupprecht Computer Consulting, Fremont CA
System: NetBSD capsicum.wsrcc.com 2.0G NetBSD 2.0G (WSRCC_ATHLON) #0: Wed Jul 21 01:21:27 PDT 2004 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/WSRCC_ATHLON i386
xterm forces a non-desirable mapping onto ^H.
run a -current xterm. Go into your favorite ascii-terminal
editor (such as "emacs -nw" and type <control>-H on your
keyboard (eg. by pressing the control key and the H key
pressed simultaneously). Notice that the editor sees ^?.
(Under gnu emacs it helps to type <control>-Q <control>-H so
that one enters the literal ^H character.)
Notice that none of the xterm pull downs ("Backarrow Key
(BS/DEL)" or "Delete is DEL") seem to stop it from mucking
with the control characters. Early X didn't have his lossage.
If I wanted to remap keys I'd do it under xmodmap and map the
key under all programs. The fact that xterm takes these
liberties and doesn't let one turn it off is a rude botch.
It also makes it impossible to get to the control-H keymaps