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Re: Alt-left-arrow is defined but ESC left-arrow is not


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Alt-left-arrow is defined but ESC left-arrow is not
Date: 21 Sep 2001 10:46:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.106

>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
> No fair, Alt-left-arrow is defined but ESC left-arrow is not.
> I thought us, um, mature users who are used to ESC would not be
> short changed in the default bindings department.  Where the docs say
> M-, my brain can replace it with ESC-, always. No?

Sadly, this is not true.  The equivalence between Meta and ESC is only
true for "ASCII bindings" but not for function keys.
This is a bug, but it won't be fixed in 21.1.


        Stefan




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