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Re: Emacs 21.3, Linux tty: Meta gets lopped off of C-M-g


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.3, Linux tty: Meta gets lopped off of C-M-g
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 00:41:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     WHY is it necessary to discard ESC from ESC C-g?
>
> I don't know, but I don't think Emacs is doing it.
> I think it is Linux.

I think it depends on whether C-g is typed before or after ESC is read by
Emacs.  C-g is also the intr character of the terminal, and keyboard
signals cause pending input to be discarded, so Emacs will not see the ESC
if the intr character arrives fast enough.  You can substitute ESC with
any other character to see the effect.

Andreas.

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