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Re: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:11:56 +0100

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:03 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:
> grischka writes:
>  > > What I really hoped to discuss where the technical difficulties. Emacs
>  > > does not currently have a way to let key binding fall back to the OS
>  > > binding. I am not sure it is trivial and I have forgotten the details.
>  >
>  > It is nontrivial to say the least.
>  >
>  > Unlike XEmacs, GNU Emacs is still a console application at its heart.
>  > It wants to "read" events in a loop from an input stream until it
>  > finds them complete as a "key-sequence".  No function seems to exist
>  > that could deal with events that are already read.
> Surely (GNU) Emacs has a way (in Lisp, even) to "unread" a keystroke?
> This kind of lookahead is the most convenient way to think about input
> methods, for example.

Yes, but if I remember correctly (I am not quite sure) that is on the
lisp level, i.e. after w32 operating system events have been converted
to lisp events.

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