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Re: Binding Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p


From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Binding Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:30:51 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.0 (2016-08-17)

* Robert Pluim <address@hidden> [171030 08:08]:
> Tim Johnson <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > * Robert Pluim <address@hidden> [171030 01:29]:
> >> Tim Johnson <address@hidden> writes:
> >> 
> >> > Using GNU Emacs 25.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04
> >> >
> >> > I have no pressing need to know, but am just curious:
> >> >
> >> > Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p are undefined on my emacs. 
> >> >
> >> 
> >> In which mode? I don't think there's a global binding for those
> >> keys. Put another way: what did you expect them to be bound to?
> >
> >   I had no expectations as to what they might be bound to. I
> >   surmised that it might be some historical issue. 
> >
> 
> Propably. Not many keyboards these days are configured to generate
> both Alt and Meta, so most bindings are on Meta.
> 
> >   Since these key combinations are so handy, one might be tempted to
> >   use them globally. That might mean that a subsequent utilization
> >   of a mode using them would get clobbered.
> >
> 
> Yes, that's always a risk with personal bindings, which is why you
> have the C-c letter space.
> 
> >   Would not binding these key combinations to a mode violate the
> >   conventions as laid out here:
> >   
> > https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Key-Binding-Conventions.html
> >   ?
> >
> 
> I don't think so. That just talks about not ending a key-binding with
> ESC.
  And I interpreted the documentation to read that major and minor
  keybinding recommendations are *limited* to those C-c spaces that
  are mentioned there. My mistake. 

  thanks
-- 
Tim 
http://www.akwebsoft.com, http://www.tj49.com



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