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Re: ESC vs Meta for shifted keys

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: ESC vs Meta for shifted keys
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:34:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> The ESC <-> Meta equivalence only holds for characters, not for
>> "special keys" such as `left`, indeed.  Not sure why.
> It seems to work for me.  Using C-h c to describe keys in both a
> terminal and a graphical emacs shows:
>   ESC <left> (translated from ESC M-O D) runs the command backward-word
>   <M-left> runs the command left-word

In which sense does it work for you?  The above shows clearly that
`M-left` and `ESC left` aren't treated identically.


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