[nycbug-talk] terminals, telnet, blast from past

Ray Lai nycbug at cyth.net
Tue Aug 28 22:58:59 EDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 06:46:37PM -0400, Miles Nordin wrote:
> In general fixing with stty isn't okay.  You absolutely need to
> arrange for the backspace key on your terminal to send ^?, because ^H
> is already bound to the Help key in emacs, so it is not okay to reuse
> it as a backspace.  Then, you won't be able to use help in emacs,
> unless you manually reconfigure emacs which will make it unlike emacs
> on other Unixes and seriously piss people off.  ^?  is right, and ^H
> is simply wrong.  Even things like the FreeBSD console get this wrong.

Just because ^H is bound to the Help key in emacs doesn't mean it
is wrong.


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