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Re: across terminals

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: across terminals
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:18:55 -0400

> > From: address@hidden (Richard Stallman)
> > Let's consider this issue closed
> > and NOT SPEND MORE TIME on it, OK?
> This we could do by fiat, sure boss.
> > I stand by what I said.
> I'm new here I know, but certainly I am
> as yet failing to make sense of what you said.
> Do you mean to withdraw or otherwise modify
> what you did not repeat?  That is ...
> > Date: 4/20/02 11:28:15 AM MDT
> > From: address@hidden (Richard Stallman)
> ...
> > Since such characters are not available on all terminals, ...
> > People won't want to use these keys in major modes
> > or minor modes meant for general use.
> Looks to me like Emacs folk actually do
> commonly bind rare keys for general use?

The experience until now is that non-ASCII letters are never used
by major modes or minor modes, so we don't need to decide whether they
should be reserved for the user or not.

And note that we are talking about letters, not about characters.
`e' with an acute accent is a letter, `]' is not.

I think the only problem with the manual's description is that
the casual reader might confuse the notion of letter and character.


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