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Re: M-<function-key> vs. ESC <function-key>

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: M-<function-key> vs. ESC <function-key>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 14:02:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     There doesn't seem to be a translation between M-<function-key> and ESC
>     <function-key> for the purpose of keymap lookup.
> That is true, but I don't think it is a problem.

IMHO it is.  Currently you need to bind both M-<func> and ESC <func> to be
effective for both tty and X (including keyboards without a Meta
modifier).  This problem does not exist for S-<func> and C-<func> bindings
as long as they can be generated on a tty in the first place.


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