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Re: your mail

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: your mail
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 21:14:41 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 11 Jan 2003, Luc Teirlinck wrote:

>Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>    Gnu Emacs Lisp Reference Manual v. 2.7.
>    There is no description of "[t]", as in
>    (define-key map [t] 'isearch-other-control-char)
>    on the page "Changing Key Bindings", where define-key is specified.  I
>    couldn't find this information anywhere else, either.
>It is explained in the section "Format of keymaps", Section 22.2 in
>the printed version 2.6, m elisp m keymaps m format, if you are using

Really?  Maybe it got lost in the transition from versions 2.6 to 2.7.
But even so, this "[t]" is the parameter KEY to define-key, so I really think
that there should be something in define-key's specification saying how
this works - or maybe a cross reference to where the various forms of KEY
are specified.

Do you mean here the description of `(t . BINDING)' in the "Changing Key
Bindings" page?  If so, I'm still mystified as to how 

[t] 'isearch-other-control-char

gets transformed into

(t . isearch-other-control-char)

in the keymap.  I'm no nearer to finding anything helpful in the info
pages.  Thanks for the reply, though.

>Luc Teirlinck.

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)

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