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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:51:10 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> I'm curious, though: by default, when you use C-q to input a number, the
> radix is octal; by changing read-quoted-char-radix, you can change this
> to decimal or hexadecimal.  In contrast, ucs-insert always reads the
> code in hexadecimal.  I don't use these commands myself, so I'm
> wondering which is the preferred behavior (based on the defaults in
> other applications, and so forth)?

I think we should improve `ucs-insert' to accept input in standard
Emacs Lisp notations: #o... for octal and #x... for hex.

Juri Linkov

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