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More key strangeness (was: 23.0.60; kbd returns wrong value)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: More key strangeness (was: 23.0.60; kbd returns wrong value)
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 11:26:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> > (string-match "[^ \t\n\f<]+\\|<[^>]+>" ...
>> To avoid problems with C-x < and such, I'd recomment
>> (string-match "[^ \t\n\f<]+\\|<[^ \n>]\\(?:[^>]*[^ >\n]\\)?>" ...
>> So there can be spaces in symbols, but not as first or last char.
> See my previous message in reply to David, and my followup to that. Like 
> David's
> suggestion for the regexp, yours fails for "C-x <":
> (edmacro-parse-keys "C-x <") gives "^X" (control-x character).
>> The handling of "C-x <<" and such shouldn't matter because 
>> these aren't valid anyway.
> Then what is that part of the code for? Addin some comments to the code would
> help understanding.

Typing C-h k C-x <menu-bar> <options> <highlight-paren-mode>
gives the resulting error message
C-x <menu-bar> is undefined
in the *Messages* buffer, but
<highlight-paren-mode> is undefined
in the echo area.

Wow.  Where does that discrepancy come from?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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