Del key in XEmacs/ESS

Na Li nali at
Tue Oct 7 18:22:35 CEST 2003

On 7 Oct 2003, Martin Maechler stated:

>  Since I'm using Emacs (not Xemacs) myself, I don't know the
>  answer easily myself...
>  Can others help please?
>  From: Giovanni Marchetti <gmm at>
>  Subject: Del key and ess
>  To: maechler at
>  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").

When I was still using xemacs, I used
(setq delete-key-deletes-forward t)
(global-set-key [backspace] 'delete-backward-char)

to make DEL delete forward and Backspace delete backward (as they should).


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