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Re: Round-tripping key definitions


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Round-tripping key definitions
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 15:50:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> FWIW, I think the TAB/C-i, RET/C-m, ESC/C-[, DEL/C-? confusion should be
> fixed by really decoupling the two.

I thought I remembered somebody saying that that wasn't really feasible
(at least not on terminals)?  If it is, that'd be fantastic.

> Maybe one way to do that is to have a `function-key-map` fallback from
> `[?\C-i]`
> to `[TAB]` (so `?\C-i` and `tab` would be "equal partners" both of
> which default to falling back to the new `TAB` key).
>
> You say "for instance" above, but which confusing cases are there other
> than the four TAB/C-i, RET/C-m, ESC/C-[, DEL/C-? special cases?

Well, it's an instance of those four.  ­čśľ

But are those the only ones?  Hm...  I guess?

> Truly inspiring.  A have a question: how would you define "ambiguous"?

I would define it ambiguously. 

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