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Re: Adding xterm-extras to Emacs

From: Peter Heslin
Subject: Re: Adding xterm-extras to Emacs
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:43:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
> Oops, I didn't pay enough attention: there's no support for any M-S-
> key bindings. No idea why, there AFAICT nothing in emacs uses them and
> nobody requested them ... 

Hi Dan,

When we discussed this by e-mail some time ago, I suggested that rather
than limiting term/xterm.el to those bindings currently used by Emacs,
we should provide mappings for all possible escape sequences emitted by
a current xterm with modifyOtherKeys set.

The reasons for this are: (1) it's hard to get a list of all bindings
used by all modes that ship with Emacs, and (2) many users define
additional bindings in their .emacs file which work with X11, and which
they might like also to work with xterm.

That was the approach I tried when I wrote xterm-extras.el.  That
package is now out-of-date, since it predates the appearance of
modifyOtherKeys.  When I wrote xterm-extras, the xterm source came with
a file that documented the escape codes, which made it reasonable to
attempt comprehensive coverage in Emacs.


Peter Heslin (http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin)

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