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Re: What is an "input event"?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: What is an "input event"?
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:28:01 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:12:15 -0500
> Looking at the doc of last-repeatable-command I think we should clarify
> what we mean by "input event".  The docstring says:
>     Last command that may be repeated.
>     The last command executed that was not bound to an input event.
>     This is the command ‘repeat’ will try to repeat.
>     Taken from a previous value of ‘real-this-command’.
> and the manual says:
>     This variable stores the most recently executed command that was not
>     part of an input event.  This is the command @code{repeat} will try to
>     repeat, @xref{Repeating,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}.
> but according to the source code, this variable holds the last command
> that was run via a "simple" event such as a keyboard key rather than
> a "complex" event like a mouse click (the test is simply CONSP).
> Do we somewhere define "input event" to mean an event with parameters?

"Input Events" in the ELisp manual.  Which describes quite a few
classes of input events.

> I thought keyboard keys are also "input events".

Yes, keyboard input also counts as input events.

Those documentation parts should say "non-keyboard input events", or
something like that.

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