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Re: bindings reserved for users

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: bindings reserved for users
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 13:29:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     What about non-ascii characters?  The characters themselves?  C-c
>     followed by such a character?  C-c followed by C-X where X is such a
>     character?  M-X where X is such a character?
> Since such characters are not available on all terminals, the question
> is not very important.  People won't want to use these keys in major
> modes or minor modes meant for general use.  I don't think we need to
> settle it now.

I see you explained things in the lispref.  I propose the following
patch to the Emacs manual:  (What is the correct way to typeset
"i.e." in Texinfo source code?)

--- custom.texi.~1.47.~ Mon Apr  1 17:08:42 2002
+++ custom.texi Mon Apr 22 13:24:29 2002
@@ -1349,7 +1349,8 @@
 key sequences are inconvenient to use.
   As a user, you can redefine any key; but it is usually best to stick
-to key sequences that consist of @kbd{C-c} followed by a letter.
+to key sequences that consist of @kbd{C-c} followed by a (lowercase or
+uppercase) letter, i.e. a through z and A through Z.
 These keys are ``reserved for users,'' so they won't conflict with any
 properly designed Emacs extension.  The function keys @key{F5} through
 @key{F9} are also reserved for users.  If you redefine some other key,

As a separate issue, I think if X is a nonascii character, one could
reserve C-c X for users and C-c C-X for modes.  What do you think,

Silence is foo!

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