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Re: Customary prefix for custom keybindings


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: Customary prefix for custom keybindings
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:51:42 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Apr 4, 11:55 am, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > By official gnu emacs manual's guideline, (info "Key Binding
> > Conventions") the key space for users are the function keys F5 to F9,
> > and ?Ctrl+c ‹letter›?. that's it.
>
> Those are _reserved_ for users.  But users can bind any keys they like.
>
> That is, users not only can do that, but they are not discouraged from doing 
> so.
>
> Just be aware that other keys are not reserved, which means only that programs
> are not discouraged from binding them.  You need to override any existing
> binding for such a key that some library might make (instead of letting the
> library override you ;-)).

good point.

 Xah


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