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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:50:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> It is Emacs who is behaving idiosyncratically in Windows, so the fix
> must come from Emacs, not from a system-wide change.

The current standard is used on all platforms: the key labelled "Alt" on
the keyboard is handled internally by Emacs as Meta.

If this is an idiosyncracy, it is a very simple, uniform, and
consistently-applied one.  I don't see a well-reasoned argument for
deviating from it specifically for the Windows port, given that the
de-facto desktop standards (such as the use of Alt-TAB for window
switching) are identical between Windows and modern UNIX-like systems
such as GNU/Linux.

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