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bug#22604: 24.5; (elisp) `Key Binding Conventions': what about other `C-

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#22604: 24.5; (elisp) `Key Binding Conventions': what about other `C-c' keys?
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:16:35 +0200

> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:24:03 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Yes, "punctuation and symbol characters" helps, IMO.  That was
> one of my points: the chars are not necessarily punctuation, in
> the usual sense of the word.


> Dunno whether it's good to limit it to ASCII.  At a minimum it
> should cover the "punctuation and symbol character" keys on a
> typical US keyboard, of course.

Those are all ASCII, AFAIK.

> Whether it should also cover other punctuation or other symbol chars
> is maybe an open question.
> It's really about character-inserting keys on a keyboard, not
> punctuation and symbol chars that are not on keys.

Not sure I agree.  Usurping too many characters would not be a good
idea, IMO.

> But a key on a French keyboard that inserts a left guillemet
> char should, I think, be handled the same by the convention as
> is a key on a US keyboard that inserts a double-quote char or
> a left angle-bracket char.

How can such a binding be useful, when Emacs runs on a non-French
keyboard?  Do we really want to encourage modes that can only be fully
functional in some specific locales?  I don't think so.

Any reasons not to close the bug report?

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