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bug#3516: 23.0.94; function key names in Info

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#3516: 23.0.94; function key names in Info
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:23:33 -0400

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 09:11:07 -0700
> Cc: 
> Reply-To: Drew Adams <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> emacs -Q
> C-h r
> g keys
> We see things like <F1>, <F2>, <RET>, and <ESC> without single
> quotes. Similarly, in other parts of the manual.
> Shouldn't those be `<f1>', `<f2>', `<RET>', and `<ESC>'?
> We use `C-x <RET>' here, and we use `C-x', but not `<RET>'. Likewise,
> we use `<ESC>C-h' (which should be `<ESC> C-h', BTW), but not `<ESC>'.
> The notation used does not seem consistent.
> Why write "(`C-h' or <F1>)", instead of "(`C-h' or `<F1>')"?

Please show here the Texinfo sources, not just the text from the Info
manual.  I'm not saying that all you report is necessarily correct,
but it could be: ESC and RET are both characters and keys.  In the
character context, ESC and RET are correct, while in the key context,
`<ESC>' and `<SPC>' are correct (the latter comes from @key, and I
don't remember now whether @key produces the quotes in addition to

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