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Re: python-mode (python.el): python-backspace

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: python-mode (python.el): python-backspace
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:19:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> The default binding for M-TAB is complete-symbol.  That is not a
> basic command, and if in mode XYZ complete-symbol is not useful,
> I would not object that the mode redefines M-TAB to something
> completely different.

As a user of programming language modes, I'd find that very confusing.
Symbol completion ought to make sense generally in programming modes,
at least.

> DEL is a basic command, too basic to be redefined in that way.

I don't understand this policy, given how it's been used and
documented since the year dot.  Are you really suggesting changing the
bindings everywhere, like in Info?

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