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From: John Bunch
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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 12:10:27 -0400

GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit) of Thu Aug 24 2000 on
Sample program which allows reproduction of the bug:
  printf("sizeof(char) = %d\n", sizeof(char));
  printf("sizeof(short) = %d\n", sizeof(short));
  printf("sizeof(int) = %d\n", sizeof(int));
  printf("sizeof(long) = %d\n", sizeof(long));
  printf("sizeof(float) = %d\n", sizeof(float));
  printf("sizeof(double) = %d\n", sizeof(double));
  printf("sizeof(long double) = %d\n", sizeof(long double));

When emacs is run in X Window mode on Linux, and the cursor is placed on the
first printf function call in this file, and when Alt-; is entered on my PC
keyboard, the bell rings to indicate that the key is undefined.
However, when the exact same things are done running emacs in a
gnome-terminal window (emacs -nw), this key causes a comment to be started
at the end of the line, which is what it is supposed to do in X Window mode.

I can work around this bug by typing the Microsoft Windows key with the
semicolon key in X Window mode, but that really should not be the meta key.
I looked through the documentation and could not figure out how to remap my
keyboard so that the Alt key would act consistently as the meta key in both


John Bunch
Application Engineer

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