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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:52:57 +0100
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On 8/8/2010 11:22 PM, Chong Yidong wrote:

I agree.  After having thought about for a day, I realize that it is a
perfectly logical thing to map Windows keys to Meta.  It is wasted
keyboard real estate otherwise.

No, this is too idiosyncratic to make it the default.

There seems to be some amount of confusion here.  Wikipedia


says that the Meta key is emulated on modern keyboards by either the Alt or Windows keys. The statement was written by "Cate" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cate) and has been there since 2005.

The Emacs manual says, "We refer to <Alt> as <Meta> for historical reasons" (Section 2.) Is Emacs imagining a strict connection between <Alt> and <Meta> which doesn't actually exist?


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