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Re: Help producing the Alt modifier


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Help producing the Alt modifier
Date: 01 May 2003 18:15:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Großjohann <address@hidden> writes:
> translates <escape> into ESC (which is the same as C-[).  There is
> also additional magic that makes M-x be the same as ESC x, but I
> don't know how that works.  It's different magic, I think.

Yes, that magic is hardcoded in keymap.c (mostly in access_keymap
and Fdefine_key).  Note that it does not apply to Meta + function key,
so ESC a == M-a but M-f8 != ESC f8.

I think it would be interesting to make this less hard-coded and
generalize it so that other modifiers can be mapped to prefixes.


        Stefan


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