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Re: Binding Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Binding Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:04:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Tim Johnson <> writes:

> * Robert Pluim <> [171030 01:29]:
>> Tim Johnson <> writes:
>> > Using GNU Emacs 25.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04
>> >
>> > I have no pressing need to know, but am just curious:
>> >
>> > Alt-n, Alt-p, ESC-n, ESC-p are undefined on my emacs. 
>> >
>> In which mode? I don't think there's a global binding for those
>> keys. Put another way: what did you expect them to be bound to?
>   I had no expectations as to what they might be bound to. I
>   surmised that it might be some historical issue. 

Propably. Not many keyboards these days are configured to generate
both Alt and Meta, so most bindings are on Meta.

>   Since these key combinations are so handy, one might be tempted to
>   use them globally. That might mean that a subsequent utilization
>   of a mode using them would get clobbered.

Yes, that's always a risk with personal bindings, which is why you
have the C-c letter space.

>   Would not binding these key combinations to a mode violate the
>   conventions as laid out here:
>   ?

I don't think so. That just talks about not ending a key-binding with


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