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Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?

From: Paul Pogonyshev
Subject: Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 22:55:27 +0200
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Drew Adams wrote:
>     BTW, info.el dropped M-TAB in favor of S-TAB.  Unfortunately, this
>     makes `Info-prev-reference' inaccessible on ttys where S-TAB is not
>     available.  I think info.el, help.el and wid-edit.el should bind both
>     S-TAB and M-TAB to the same commands: S-TAB for window environments,
>     and M-TAB for ttys.  The current binding of M-TAB (`complete-symbol')
>     makes no sense in these modes anyway.
> Let's leave S-TAB alone here too. It should be M-TAB (or ESC-TAB, for those
> of us who don't have M-TAB).

If I remember correctly, it was me who proposed this change.  S-TAB is
consistent with desktop environment where Shift is commonly used as a
`reversal' modifier.  I.e. TAB moves forward, S-TAB moves backward.

I'm not proposing to unify Emacs shortcuts with `standard' ones, like
Ctrl+F for search, since Emacs is, eh..., Emacs :)  But in some cases
this is useful and S-TAB is one of them.  S-TAB is normally unused in
Emacs anyway and, as has been mentioned, there couldn't be any conflicts
since S-TAB cannot be typed on a tty.

Of course, there is nothing wrong in keeping M-TAB in Info mode with
the same functionality, but, please, let's not reverse the S-TAB


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