Re: [Mutt] #2952: <BackSpace> should use terminal settings
#2952: <BackSpace> should use terminal settings
Comment (by Vincent Lefevre):
On 2007-09-11 10:20:16 -0500, Kyle Wheeler wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 11 at 07:48 AM, quoth Mutt:
>> But remember that in Mutt, the backspace key is not used in the editor
>> only, but also in the index, the pager and so on.
> So what? Should mutt not be consistent? If I have:
> bind index <BackSpace> delete-message
> bind editor <BackSpace> backspace
> ...should I not expect that in both cases I am referring to the same
Yes. If you notice that this refers to different keys, then there's
>> And what if some user prefers to use the delete key as erase?
> Then good for them! They should use stty to set the erase sequence to be
First, the sequence sent by the delete key is not necessarily ^[[3~.
Secondly, this is not sufficient: one also needs to bind <Delete> to
backspace. And everything works OK.
> <BackSpace> must be defined by behavior, not by the ink printed on
> the key, because of course no program can know what's printed on the
No, that's not how the terminfo works. <BackSpace> means the backspace
key. No more. Just like <Left> means the left key and so on. If you
want some kind of key aliases based on tty settings, e.g. <tty:erase>,
<tty:kill> and so on, this could be a new feature in Mutt. But that
should be more probably an addition to the curses library.
Ticket URL: <http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2952#comment:>