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Re: function-key-map

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: function-key-map
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:31:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     I'm not sure about that: I think it's important to keep some
>     distinguishing word in there to say that these are maps from keys to
>     keys rather than from keys to commands.  `key' used to be the magic
>     word to indicate this fact.

> Actually I never thought it was supposed to mean that.  The name
> `function-key-map' means that's where function keys are produced from
> other events.  `key-translation-map' also has the word "key" in it,
> but the grammatical function of "key" is different in the two names,
> so I do not see them as parallel.

I did not mean to imply that it was done on purpose, but I think it was
a good accident and I think we should preserve such a thing to make it clear
that these are keymaps of a different type ("keys -> keys" instead of
the usual "keys -> command").


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