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Re: Ctrl-[ ?

From: Michael Welsh Duggan
Subject: Re: Ctrl-[ ?
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:36:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Stefan Kangas <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 02:23:43 +0200
>> Would it make sense to show a warning when trying to bind keys such as
>> C-[ or C-i?
> Most key bindings are done non-interactively, so how would such
> warnings work in practice?
>> C-h k C-[ only shows "ESC- " when I try, though.)
> That's because the translation is in effect.
>> Would it make sense to introduce a variable to turn this behaviour off
>> in a graphical environment?
> To turn off what behavior?

Turn off the translation of C-[ to ESC, C-i to TAB, etc.  Only really
useful in graphical sessions, but I'd support such an option, though I'd
never use it myself.

To play devil's advocate, though, we wouldn't want this to lead to
people producing public modes whose default keybindings depend on this
translation not happening.  Hmm...  I may have just talked myself around
to not wanting the option.

Michael Welsh Duggan

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