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Re: [External] : New key binding syntax

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [External] : New key binding syntax
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:43:02 +0200

> From: Alexandre Garreau <galex-713@galex-713.eu>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org, rms@gnu.org, stefankangas@gmail.com, 
> drew.adams@oracle.com
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:33:32 +0100
> > > Why? everybody does that now and that’s strictly more recognizable for
> > > most of people (especially newcomers) nowadays
> > 
> > Does that mean you want us to go through all our manuals and the
> > tutorial, and change C-x and C-M-y into Ctrl+x and Ctrl+Alt+y?  And
> > then change all the key-binding APIs to accept the above notation as
> > well?  Because if we don't do that, there will be two very different
> > ways of specifying key sequences, and that will confuse newcomers even
> > more.
> Yes, and as I said it would be even more nice to have a special syntax/
> command in texinfo to specify keysequences, so they can be 
> programmatically all be changed very easily, in case the user rebinds 
> them, so not only emacs’ C-h is updated, but the info manual as well (and 
> that could be useful as well for any software whose keys can and commonly 
> are rebound)

Well, you certainly expect others to do a lot of work here.

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