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Re: Inadequate documentation of key sequences (for global-set-key, etc.)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Inadequate documentation of key sequences (for global-set-key, etc.)
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 11:34:55 +0300

On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Alan Mackenzie wrote:

> In the info page "Rebinding Keys in Your Init File", there is merely a
> partial set of examples, namely: "\C-z", "\C-xl", [?\C-=], [?\H-a], [f7],
> [C-mouse-1], [?\C-z], [?\C-x ?l].
> 
> This set of examples is insufficient to deduce a working form for, for
> example, a key sequence with <control> and <meta> together.  When I was
> having trouble with my (Linux console) keyboard setup, (see the thread
> "Linux console mode: How do I bind C-M-@ ?" in gnu.emacs.help,
> Message-Id: <address@hidden>, from Sun, 27 May 2001), I ended up,
> in increasing frustration, trying all of the following for C-M-@:
> address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, "?\M-?\C-@",
> "\M-\C-@", "\C-\M-@", '(control meta @), address@hidden

The next release will have an example for C-M-* as well.

> I couldn't find anything relevant in the elisp manual either.

One place in the ELisp manual where this is documented is the node
"Character Types".



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