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Re: Moving kbd to subr.el

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: Moving kbd to subr.el
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:07:03 +0000

Why does kbd generate the leading backslash, though?

Because it's the way Emacs uses to disambiguate symbols that could be understood as something else:

(defun \0 () (interactive) (message "zero"))
M-x 0 RET

In the context of key sequences, it will be mighty confusing, I think.

Yes, but as discussed "123" is not a valid event symbol name anyway. I think it's more a side effect of the general disambiguation mechanism used by Emacs than something that kbd does on purpose.

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