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

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 23:30:42 EDT 2007

On 8/28/07, Ray Lai <nycbug at cyth.net> wrote:
> 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.
> -Ray-

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