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Re: AW: delete-selection-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: AW: delete-selection-mode
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 15:12:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> C-g *is* a problem.  Not just because of the bell, but also because of
>>> the slight time delay (caused by the bell); because it flushes the
>>> key buffer; because it interrupts a macro-recoding, ...
>>> It's not the end of the world, but it's not a very
>>> satisfactory answer.
>> Then let's find another key to (only) deactivate.

>   ESC ESC ESC runs the command keyboard-escape-quit,
>   which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `simple.el'.

If the side-effects of C-g are considered problematic, then I think it's
pretty clear that the additional side effects of ESC ESC ESC will be
even less acceptable.


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