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doc string for string-key-binding unclear

From: Drew Adams
Subject: doc string for string-key-binding unclear
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 09:11:49 -0700

The doc string says: "Value is the binding of KEY in a string.
If KEY is an event on a string, and that string has a `local-map'
or `keymap' property, return the binding of KEY in the string's keymap."

I don't understand what "an event on a string" means - a fish on a
string I understand, but not an event. Please clarify what this
function does.

I note, too, that the only places where this function is used always
use this idiom: (or (string-key-binding key) (key-binding key t))
where the `t' is sometimes absent. This brings to mind the question
whether `string-key-binding' should in fact be a separate function,
or should just have its functionality rolled into `key-binding'.

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