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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 10:23:18 +0100

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:
> That may or may not be what he's arguing, but it seems to me the
> question here is "if a key has a familiar 'generic' binding that is
> applicable to and useful in Emacs, *and* Emacs itself doesn't bind
> that key, should Emacs 'use' the generic binding by default?"  And the
> answer "yes" follows from the principle of least astonishment.

Thanks. Yes.

> Since Windows has a way of providing a fallback binding for events, it
> seems to me that unless Emacs has a reason *not* to use that fallback,
> such as "Emacs has bound a function to that event" or "in Emacs that
> behavior is stupid/useless/harmful" or "the user says he doesn't like
> it", it should be allowed to fall through to the fallback when the
> Emacs binding is void.

What I really hoped to discuss where the technical difficulties. Emacs
does not currently have a way to let key binding fall back to the OS
binding. I am not sure it is trivial and I have forgotten the details.

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