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Re: National Language Support Functions

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: National Language Support Functions
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 17:39:59 +0200

> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 01:14:30 +0100
> From: "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> >> The low level keyboard hook that allows Emacs to use the left and right
> >> windows keys as Emacs meta key should in my opinion be a very
> >> uncontroversial issue.
> >
> > That's quite a weird claim. On one hand you're championing Windows UI
> > guidelines compliance; on the other, you want Emacs to steal one of
> > the Windows keys, which is an uncommon thing for Windows programs to
> > do. Win+R or Win+E do execute Run and Windows Explorer even if typed
> > inside Notepad or Microsoft Word.
> What a you trying to say? That the ability to use those keys as meta 
> should be ruled out because it brakes the Windows UI guidelines? If I 
> had a better choice I would take it.

So it's okay to break the praised ``Windows guidelines'' when _you_
think there's no better solution, but it is _not_ okay when others
think following those guidelines makes more harm than help?  That's a
funny way of presenting a coherent case, I'd say.

> > I looked at your low-level hook code once; it wasn't scary. It was
> > just complex for little gain. 
> There is simply no other way to do it.

Then I say let's not do it at all.

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