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C-h b uses non-standard key descriptions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: C-h b uses non-standard key descriptions
Date: 28 Mar 2004 15:29:51 +0200

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Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

Press C-h b in the scratch buffer and try to find the binding for M-f
in the list.  It is not there.  It is only present as
Similar things hold for stuff like M-C-% which is mentioned as
ESC C-%         query-replace-regexp
Since the binding as reported by C-h w is M-C-%, I think this

Take a look at the output of C-h k ESC C-%

ESC C-% (translated from <escape> C-%) runs the command query-replace-regexp
   which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `replace'.
It is bound to C-M-%, <menu-bar> <edit> <replace> <query-replace-regexp>.
(query-replace-regexp REGEXP TO-STRING &optional DELIMITED START END)

The first mention is ESC C-%, but when the complete binding list is
given, this is name C-M-% which is not present in the buffer from

In GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.2.1)
 of 2004-02-29 on lola.goethe.zz
configured using `configure '--prefix=/usr/local/emacs-21' '--with-gtk''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Emacs-Lisp

Minor modes in effect:
  auto-compression-mode: t
  desktop-save-mode: t
  display-time-mode: t
  iswitchb-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  unify-8859-on-encoding-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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