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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 06:08:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jun  3 11:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:05:58PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>>2009/6/3 Corinna Vinschen:
>>>>Even not knowing the sequence returned by Alt-Backspace, AFAICS, the
>>>>right thing to do is to send either ^[^?  or \377, dependent on the
>>>>setting of dev_state->metabit.
>>>I think that's the right thing to do.  I'd pointed out the problem with
>>>Alt+Backspace, but that got lost in the discussion about my suggestion
>>>to have Ctrl+Backspace send ^_.
>>It didn't get lost.  The message is the same.  I implemented the
>>behavior of backspace to match the way backspace worked on two
>>different linux consoles.  I've now checked a third linux console and
>>Alt-Backspace doesn't do anything there either.
>It does.  I just checked again and it returns ^[^?.

I wasn't claiming that you were mistaken about seeing something.
However, I did try to emulate what I saw on my linux systems which is
why the code carefully did nothing in the case of Alt-Backspace.


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