Subject: BS & DEL
To: None <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/01/2000 12:04:21
What is the rationale behind configuring the PC keyboard to issue
DEL from the <- (otherwise known as backspace) key?

What is the situation with other architectures, do they also deviate
from the conventional (call it native) keyboard mapping?

I presume DEL as the character erase is traditional of Berkeley Unix?