Commit 5f368d29 authored by Gerd Moellmann's avatar Gerd Moellmann

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parent 26abe2b0
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** Variable `load-path' is no longer customizable because it contains
a version-dependent component.
** The <delete> function key is now bound to `delete-char' by default.
Note that this takes effect only on window systems. On TTYs, Emacs
will receive ASCII 127 when the DEL key is pressed. This
character is still bound as before.
** The new user-option `delete-key-deletes-forward' can be set to
let the Delete function key delete forward instead of backward.
On window systems, the default value of this option is chosen
according to the keyboard used. If the keyboard has both a Backspace
key and a Delete key, and both are mapped to their usual meanings, the
option's default value is set to t, so that Backspace can be used to
delete backward, and Delete can be used used to delete forward
If not running under a window system, setting this option accomplishes
a similar effect by mapping C-h, which is usually generated by the
Backspace key, to DEL, and by mapping DEL to C-d via
`keyboard-translate'. The former functionality of C-h is available on
the F1 key. You should probably not use this setting if you don't
have both Backspace, Delete and F1 keys.
Programmatically, you can call function
delete-key-deletes-forward-mode to toggle the behavior of the Delete
** Item Save Options on the Options menu allows saving options set
using that menu.
2000-12-14 Gerd Moellmann <>
* startup.el (command-line): Call delete-key-deletes-forward-mode,
if appropriate.
* simple.el (delete-key-deletes-forward): New user-option.
(delete-key-deletes-forward-mode): New function.
* bindings.el (ctl-x-map): Bind `delete' to backward-delete-char.
* emacs-lisp/easymenu.el (easy-menu-current-active-maps): Test
if symbol is bound before getting its value.
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