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Re: kcan=^C in putty terminfo entry considered harmful

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: kcan=^C in putty terminfo entry considered harmful
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 16:52:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 1 Oct 2009, Sven Joachim wrote:

The terminfo entry for putty defines kcan=^C, which unfortunately breaks
Emacs rather badly.  Upon pressing C-h C-c, Emacs tells me

<cancel> (translated from C-c) is undefined

With Ctrl-C being non-functional, Emacs is next to unusable. :-(
What is the reason for the kcan=^C definition?

I didn't notice that - it was in the (fairly large) change by
Robert de Bath in 2004-08-07

On some older Unix systems, it was not uncommon to see bindings which equated to control keys in stty, e.g., '^\'. That sort of reasoning may have been the origin of this detail. Or perhaps just

Thomas E. Dickey

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