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Re: global key not binding

From: Joe Corneli
Subject: Re: global key not binding
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:20:32 -0500

   >    (global-set-key "\C-cb" "\C-xh\M-w") ;copy buffer C-c b
   >    (global-set-key "\C-cb" "\C-xh\M-w") ;copy buffer C-c p
   >    I get symbol function definition is void ...
   > That is to be expected.

   why then this work:
   (global-set-key "\C-cl" "address@hidden") ;copy ling C-c l

OK, I guess it isn't to be expected.  The question boils down to the
behavior of the function `define-key', which is what `global-set-key'
calls (without any intervening typechecking) and which _does_ allow
"strings treated as macros".  So, I have no idea.

Evaluating this works:

(execute-kbd-macro "\C-xh\M-w")

But anyway, my hint should work for you.  Maybe someone else
can say whether you found a bug or not.

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