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Re: Emacs from CVS question


From: Tim McNamara
Subject: Re: Emacs from CVS question
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:39:40 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

Hugh Wolf <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2003-12-01, Tim McNamara <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>>> If you want option to be meta, you need one.  The standard osx X11
>>> key mapping makes command/apple act as meta and option/alt act as
>>> alt.
>>
>> Even if my .emacs contains (setq mac-command-key-is-meta nil)?
>
> Correct.  That option is only for the carbon build.  The X11 build
> isn't mac-specific in this way.  It will use whatever X11 has mapped
> to the logical 'meta' key,

Ah.  I assumed (living in a Mac-centric universe as I have for 17
years) that this applied to all Emacsen running on a Mac, whether
Carbon or X11.  Thanks for clearing that up.

>> it'd be nice to have the same [meta key mapping] in the X11
>> version.
>
> I agree completely, and I have my environment configured to support
> this.  You'll have it too, once you get the xmodmap thing working.

I'll work on that!

> I don't think can help with the info problem; sorry.  It's always
> 'just worked' for me.  But there are many info experts here :) Otoh
> they probably stopped reading this thread long ago, or never started
> in the first place.  You might want to ask that specific question
> again, in a separate thread with a different Subject: header.

Well, thanks very much, the rest was *very* helpful.


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