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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 21:18:20 +0200

> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:33:28 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > > 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.
> 
> Usurping?  From whom/what?

>From users and from other modes.

> It's about reserving this category of keys for minor mode keymaps.

Yes, and I don't think we want or should reserve too many characters.

> > 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.
> 
> Why treat punctuation and symbols on a US keyboard specially?
> Why should `$' be treated differently from `€'?

Because most keyboards have the former, but not the latter.

> > Any reasons not to close the bug report?
> 
> You can close it if you like.  I would prefer that we think about
> handling the same category of char-inserting keys (punctuation and
> symbols) for other keyboards the same way we handle those for US
> keyboards.  But if that is not to be then it is not to be.

We can think with the bug closed, and we can reopen later (or make a
change without reopening).





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