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Re: Is Emacs on Aqua crippleware or is it just broken?

From: BK
Subject: Re: Is Emacs on Aqua crippleware or is it just broken?
Date: 7 May 2003 16:48:56 -0700

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> wrote ...

> It sounds like something is severely screwed up in your configuration,

Thank you. I almost thought I was the only one who finds this
behaviour odd.

> if the traditional Emacs keys don't work.  Control-y should paste, and
> Control-x Control-c should quit.

That's good news.

> This is how Emacs is supposed to work on *every* platform, and there's
> certainly no intention that it not work on Aqua.

Well, there is always a possibility that the implementor decided to do
certain things later and instead provide Mac style alternatives in the
interim. I certainly wasn't in the position to rule this out.

> If it's not working for you, you need to do some investigation into
> what's going on.  Maybe some environment customization is filtering out the
> keystrokes before Emacs sees them.

I have ILISP active, but it doesn't change anything if I don't load
ILISP and the only thing in my .emacs file is the command to load
ILISP. Is there anything else which I wouldn't be aware of?


PS: I am not the only one having these and similar problems. I have
made contact with a few other Lisp newbies who use OSX and they also
have reported a variety of Emacs keyboard shortcuts that don't seem to

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