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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: M-<function-key> vs. ESC <function-key>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 19:03:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Yes, I do, because that's what Emacs is receiving when I press
>>> Meta-left, for example.  More specifically, when I type
>>> Meta-left at Emacs running in xterm it receives the key sequence
>>> [?\e ?\e ?O ?D], which gets translated to [?\e left] through
>>> function-key-map.
>>> That is a surprise to me.  Someone must have changed this in recent
>>> years.
>> He did not say what his input terminal is.  It may not be X.
> He said it's an xterm.

Which is not X.  So Emacs never gets to see Meta.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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