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Re: Reserved keymap not reserved anymore?

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Reserved keymap not reserved anymore?
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:32:04 -0500

On Sun, 2013-11-17 at 13:14 -0800, Drew Adams wrote:
> > It used to be that the keymap C-c <letter> was reserved (documented
> > to be so in the Emacs manual) for user customizations, so I could be
> > sure that if I set a key in that map, other modes would not conflict
> > with it.
> > 
> > However I just went looking in the Emacs 24 manual and I can't find
> > any reference to this reservation there.
> > 
> > Was it removed?  Is there a new one?  Is there some new facility
> > which means it's not needed as much anymore?
> It is in the Elisp manual, node `Key Binding Conventions', not the
> Emacs manual.  I don't think it was ever in the Emacs manual.

Thanks for the pointer.

It used to be in the Emacs manual though; I found this:

That's the Emacs 21.2 manual.  See the last paragraph.

That same "Keymaps" section appears in the current Emacs manual but it's
been largely rewritten, and that section no longer appears.


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