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Re: Moving kbd to subr.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Moving kbd to subr.el
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:33:44 -0400
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Lars Ingebrigtsen [2021-10-18 17:58:23] wrote:
> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> Indeed, it seems if the plan is to promote the `kbd` syntax (which
>> seems to be what we're doing, both by making `kbd` usable in preloaded
>> code, or by adding the ["..."] alternative syntax for it), then it makes
>> sense for `define-keymap` to interpret all strings as `kbd` syntax
>> (i.e. not support the old string syntax at all).
> We could indeed, but I don't want to have different syntaxes in
> different functions.  It'd suck if you can't lift a key definition from
> `define-keymap' and use it in `local-set-key'.

Then I suggest not to support strings at all in `define-keymap`.
The old string syntax for keys just sucks and we should work towards
its reduction, even if it will stay with us for the foreseeable future.


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