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Re: Multi-line input

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Multi-line input
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 07:06:53 -0500

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  > > On a graphics window, C-M and RET can be distinguished.
  > > Maybe it is possible to make C-q C-m insert ^M and make
  > > C-q RET insert newline.

  > Huh?  Why a newline?

Users associate Return with a newline, so they will find this natural.

  Control J *is* a newline char.

You know that, and I know that, but most users don't know that.

  > You can distinguish the key `C-m' from the key `<return>',
  > but you cannot distinguish the character Control M from
  > the character CR (carriage return) - by definition.

That's equivalent to what I said.

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