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Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Simple Tasks, new TODO category
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:41:04 +0100
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Jason Rumney wrote:
Drew Adams wrote:
Is there any drawback with such a simple design? Could we for example
use char number 1? It should be very easy to implement for w32 and the
other case above (where char 1 is just replaced with & and the other
case where it is replaced with _).

I haven't followed this. But I would be against having any (printable)
character in a menu-item name be interpreted specially and not just treated
as part of the name. It is not the case that some (printable) character
"could not possibly be part of the title" - whatever (printable) character you choose, someone will want to use it in a menu item. `_' can certainly be
useful in a name.

I understood "char number 1" to mean \001 (C-q C-a), not the digit 1. But I think that is too obscure, it would be better to explicitly define the access key, as in (define-key ... '(menu-item ... :access-key ?a)).

Perhaps nothing prevent doing that together with the underlying implementation I suggested?

But more simple could then be to have a function

   (setq menu-string (add-acc menu-string ?a))

The advantage is of course easy implementation. It works immediately for both define-key and easymenu.

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