Subject: Re: BS & DEL
To: Lucio De Re <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Coleman <J.D.Coleman@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: 09/01/2000 12:32:42
> 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?
Hmm, need more context. Is this at the console (running wscons?) or under
X? I know there have been some changes under X with the new version of
xterm (and also our xterm termcap has changed).
Not all other architectures have a backspace key where the PC key is. Some
have backspace, some have del. Some have both keys.
My other computer also runs NetBSD