Re: [Mutt] #2952: <BackSpace> should use terminal settings
#2952: <BackSpace> should use terminal settings
Comment (by Kyle Wheeler):
On Monday, September 10 at 08:19 AM, quoth Mutt:
> I forgot to say: AFAIK, Mutt gets the string corresponding to the
> BackSpace from the terminfo (via the curses). You should make sure
> that these terminfo settings fit your terminal (unfortunately some
> default configurations are buggy). }}}
Ahh, I understand. So, in other words, mutt ignores what the terminal
is *actually* emitting (which it could find out) and assumes that it
has not been configured in a non-default way.
I mean, xterm (and many other fancier terminals) can have the key that
they emit configured dynamically.
This still seems like a bug to me: mutt should be doing something more
useful than asking terminfo what the default backspace character for
the $TERM is. Besides the fact that it can be configured to be
non-default, as you say, some of these terminal definitions are a
little buggy. There is a more reliable way to do it, so mutt should
use that (imho).
Ticket URL: <http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2952#comment:>