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Re: Ctrl-[ ?

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Ctrl-[ ?
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:01:41 +0900

On Jun 6, 2019, at 23:37, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 09:26:54 -0400

Why is it useful to have different behavior on GUI and TTY frames?

It's not so much that it's useful to have different behavior; rather, there are limitations that only TTY frames suffer from, and if you mostly or always use GUI frames, it's nice not to suffer from these limitations.

That's not the same.  C-[ being the same as ESC is very basic,

Well, for some people, obviously not for everybody.

My issue was understanding *why* it was the case. The history with ascii is cute but really makes just as much sense to me as if I had to enter unicode escaped sequences in emacs to be able to type Japanese.

like C-g, so having to remember that it might not work on GUI frames would be a PITA at least for me.

? Which is not what I'd like to have here.

What I'd like to have is some documentation about that issue in the Emacs manual *and* a documented way to override that behavior on my side.

So I guess keeping a consistent experience in TTY and GUI frames isn't as important for me as improving the experience in GUI frames.

IMO, being able to bind C-[ to something else is not an important
feature, not enough to break the compatibility.

What compatibility would that break ? If I were to bind C-[ in GUI emacs to something that I find more convenient than ESC in that position, how would that break something ?

 But that's me.

That could be me too if you explained the issue in a more intelligible way.

Now I see that some things are explained in "Named ASCII Control Characters" in the manual. That part definitely needs some explicit wording for non nerds.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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