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Re: OS X: Change default key bindings of CMD and ALT

From: Adrian . B . Robert
Subject: Re: OS X: Change default key bindings of CMD and ALT
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:17:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (windows-nt)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Anders Lindgren <address@hidden> writes:
>> Unless anybody objects, I'll do this change in the next couple of days.
> No objection from me, since that's how I have things mapped as well.  Are
> there any other Mac users who have an opinion?

With a US keyboard layout, the Alt/Opt key is not used for typing alphanumeric
characters or common symbols.  At least speaking for myself, I use many other
apps besides Emacs on the Mac, and in those my fingers are all well-trained to
use the standard system command-key shortcuts.  And my fingers are also
well-trained to use Alt/Opt to access meta from long use of Emacs on Linux and
other platforms.  So it's hard to switch this just when using Emacs on the
Mac.  Thus, if this change is made, I would advocate for it to be a
customization toggle, perhaps even in the Options menu, that is easy to switch

In any case, I think it's a pretty big default change, that at least deserves
more than a couple of days warning / discussion.

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