Del key in XEmacs/ESS

Martin Maechler maechler at
Tue Oct 7 17:54:11 CEST 2003

Since I'm using Emacs (not Xemacs) myself, I don't know the
answer easily myself...

Can others help please?

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From: Giovanni Marchetti <gmm at>
To: maechler at
Subject: Del key and ess
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 14:11:55 +0200

Dear Martin

I'm sorry for this stupid question. I use ESS (5.1.24) with Xemacs.
I would like to disable a feature that is a nuisance (for me).
When editing R functions the system changes the behaviour of the DEL
key that becomes a Backspace. How can I turn this feature off?
(ESS with Emacs has not this "nuisance").

Thank you

< Giovanni M. Marchetti >
Dipartimento di Statistica, Univ. di Firenze   Phone:  +39 055 4237 204
viale Morgagni, 59                             Fax:    +39 055 4223 560
I 50134 Firenze, Italy                         email:  gmm at
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