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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:18:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:05:50 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:38:09 -0500
>> >> * ESC or C-g should cancel the selection
EZ> The ESC part is un-Emacsy: ESC is needed for meta characters, so it
EZ> cannot be eaten.  I suggest ESC ESC ESC instead, which is the accepted
EZ> alternative to C-g in many other places.
>> What meta characters make sense when you're selecting candidates from a
>> list?

EZ> E.g., many TTYs emit escape sequences from arrow keys.  M-p and M-n
EZ> also come to mind.  And of course, Emacs users can customize keys, so
EZ> any function one needs for browsing the candidates could potentially
EZ> be bound to some meta character.

Good points, I agree `ESC ESC ESC' is a better choice.


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