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RE: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 13:49:27 -0800

> That's what Lennart meant when he said that Emacs binds Alt+F4 but
> doesn't use it.  Other applications would pass it to Windows,
> resulting in the window being closed.  Emacs overrides that behavior
> by eating the event and printing an error message.

Emacs is not just another application.  It binds many keys that have different
behavior outside Emacs.

There is an error message only if you do not bind it - same as for any key.  If
you bind it to `forward-char', then it just invokes `forward-char' - no error
msg.  There are (thankfully) still some keys that do not have default bindings.

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