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bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:21:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

> But typing `;' in View mode does nothing, it doesn't run `View-quit'.
> `C-h k ;' in View mode says:
>   ; runs the command self-insert-command
> whereas in other modes (e.g. Dired and Help mode) it says:

That's because view-mode does not change key-bindings, it just overlays
its own and set buffer-read-only, so ; is still bound to
self-insert-command (which just signals an error).

Changing the keyboard.c code so that function-key-map applies also in
such a case would be pushing it too far.


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