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Re: Ctrl-[ ?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Ctrl-[ ?
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:12:14 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Stefan.

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:23:43 +0200, Stefan Kangas wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > IMO, being able to bind C-[ to something else is not an important
> > feature, not enough to break the compatibility.  But that's me.

> Perhaps it makes sense from a compatibility standpoint, but I
> suspect that many users would be surprised by the inability to
> rebind C-[ or C-i.  (Binding C-i also rebinds TAB.)

> Would it make sense to show a warning when trying to bind keys such as
> C-[ or C-i?  (Or, perhaps better, to show it in the "*Help*" buffer?
> C-h k C-[ only shows "ESC- " when I try, though.)

> Would it make sense to introduce a variable to turn this behaviour off
> in a graphical environment?  The default could stay as is.

Maybe I'm being a bit thick, here, but I cannot for the life of me find
where in the Emacs sources C-[ gets bound for the GUI.

Is C-[ actually bound in Emacs, or is translating it to ESC just the
default of the GUI keyboard, as it is of the tty keyboard?

> Thanks,
> Stefan Kangas

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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