>>>> "Martin" == Martin Buchholz
>>>> "Karl" == Karl Kleinpaste
Karl> I find myself wondering how many keymaps would have to be
Karl> examined, in order to hunt down all the <delete> entries, in
Actually, not as many as one would think...
Martin> A mode should probably examine delete-key-deletes forward
Martin> to know what to do. Is there a better mechanism to allow
Martin> user configurability? (Of course there is. But what is
That's the way the more intelligent modes (ccmode, python-mode, cperl,
etc.) generally do it. It's also a fairly reliable way of determining
what the user expects to happen when he/she presses the "key marked
<del>" vice what _we_ expect to happen.
Martin> When help conflicts with deleting backwards, deletion has
Martin> to win, since it is the more important operation, and f1
Martin> is available on almost all ttys for getting help.
I agree with this 100%.
-- Gary F.
 "intelligent" being defined loosely as "does more than just
simple one-character deletion in any direction when BS/del is pressed.
"Yes, the airlines are cutting back on food service, as was dramatically
demonstrated on a recent New-York-to-London flight wherein nine first-class
passengers were eaten by raiders from coach."
-- Dave Barry