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Re: global key not binding


From: Joe Corneli
Subject: Re: global key not binding
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 18:11:57 -0500

   Joe Corneli wrote:

   > 
   >   >    (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.

   I just checked in the CVS version of Emacs. It seems to work.

Crikey... I'm 99% sure it was NOT working earlier today (here with
with the same recent version of Emacs, but not same image).




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