backspaceable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

backspace +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

backspaceable (not comparable)

  1. (computing, rare) Supporting a backspace function.
    • 1992, "Joseph M. Newcomer", ASCII (on newsgroup alt.folklore.computers)
      The reason was to allow the newer backspaceable Teletypes and their code-compatible derivatives to represent the international character sets more readily.
    • 2009, "Richard Maine", Error writing on unit 22 (on newsgroup comp.lang.fortran)
      Anyway, the standard does allow for non-backspaceable files, at the compiler's choice.