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Re: What does 'run' do in cperl-mode?


From: Florian Beck
Subject: Re: What does 'run' do in cperl-mode?
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:05:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Xah <address@hidden> writes:


> • The Meta name isn't in some linguistic sense superior that covers
> different modifier keys on different OSes. It was one of the modifier
> key on obsolete keyboards used by lisp machines in the 1980s.

Actually, Meta is the name X11 gives to one of the modifier keys. Others
are control, alt, super and hyper.

The problem with your suggestion is that while on some keyboards the key
that has ALT written on it is the one meant in Emacs by Meta, calling
Meta Alt in the documentation would be endlessly confusing for people
who make use of X for their keybindings.
-- 
Florian Beck


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