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Re: Segfault after bad value for meta-prefix-char

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Segfault after bad value for meta-prefix-char
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:08:56 +0100
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Peter Heslin <address@hidden> writes:

> Ah.  Thanks, that works.  I had tried this:
> (global-set-key (kbd "<ESC>")   'keyboard-escape-quit)
> but that seems to disable the Meta key, which is why I started mucking
> around with meta-prefix-char.  Is it expected behavior that binding
> [escape] works while binding (kbd "<ESC>") doesn't?

Normally, [escape] is translated to "\e" via function-key-map, and the
latter is used for looking up meta keys (except function keys), thus if
you rebind "\e" they won't work any more.  Binding [escape] overrides the
entry in function-key-map, but "\e" still goes through the normal lookup,
thus it wouldn't change anything for a tty frame.


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