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Re: ESC vs Meta for shifted keys


From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: ESC vs Meta for shifted keys
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:16:43 +0200

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> It looks deliberate to me (and sensible).
>> Only the global bindings were changed:
>>  
>> -(global-set-key [M-right]  'forward-word)
>> +(global-set-key [M-right]  'right-word)
>>  (define-key esc-map [right] 'forward-word)
>> -(global-set-key [M-left]   'backward-word)
>> +(global-set-key [M-left]   'left-word)
>>  (define-key esc-map [left] 'backward-word)
>
> Right, and that's I expected too.
>
> And Eli basically confirms that it was deliberate,
> but doesn't recall just why it was done.  (Depending
> on what "mistake" might mean, he perhaps also allowed
> for it to have just been an oversight.)
>
> The bottom line is that it's not clear why it
> was done, and it's not clear what the right
> behavior/choice would be now.

Itʼs pretty clear to me: the current situation allows users of R2L
text to choose visual or logical moving without impacting L2R users at
all, so I see no need to change anything.

> These are only default bindings, so whatever
> choice is made it's not the end of the world.

This is emacs, after all :-)



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