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

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Bikeshedding go! Why is <M-f4> unbound?
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:49:48 +0100

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Windows: `C-h k M-<f4>' => "<M-f4> is undefined" (and
>> > the key does not appear in the `global-map', at least).
>> Which means that Emacs actively shadows the default binding on w32.
>> Why should Emacs do that?
> Why shouldn't it?

Because it makes Emacs harder to use (especially for new users).

> Should Emacs not "actively shadow" `C-c' or `C-d' or ... when
> launched from a shell, because those keys mean somthing to the shell?

That is not what I meant by "shadow".

> Since when should Emacs simply reflect outside key bindings?

The invisible Emacs. Everywhere. ;-)

> The question is about _this_ key.

Which does not prevent the discussion to be more general.

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