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Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: TAB in Eval: prompt in minibuffer?
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 02:57:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     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.
> Could someone please look at the discussion that led to defining
> S-TAB in info.el, and see what the motives were?

In http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-emacs/2003-08/msg00155.html
Paul proposed a patch that adds S-TAB to info.el.  This is unquestionably
a good change for desktop environments where M-TAB is not available
for Emacs, but S-TAB is a standard key to go to the previous link.

However, on 2003/08/29 you installed a different patch in CVS, that
adds S-TAB and removes M-TAB.  I don't know the reason for removing M-TAB
and can't find what led you to it.  M-TAB is necessary for ttys where S-TAB
is not available.  I think both keys S-TAB and M-TAB should be bound
to the same command.  So the same command will be accessible with a key
on all environments.

Juri Linkov

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