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From: Paolo Petta <paolo.petta@ofai.at>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Minor request: full support of "ESC" as Meta key
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 02:15:32 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.0905240139380.24817@fichte.ofai.at> (raw)

[Dear moderator:
  this is of course a minor remark, and it is clearly not up to me to
  decide whether it is worth while being recorded at all, let alone
  being spread to the mailing list!
  But I still do hope it is not considered a downright abuse of your time!]

I only just started to look into Org: As "OS-hopper" using emacs 
regularly on different versions of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS, the 
comprehensive cross-platform support that Org promises is highly 

But trying to use Org relying on the Escape key as 'Meta', I discovered 
that Org's support in this regard is currently spotty. While for some 
key combinations both the [?\e (...)] and the [(meta ...)] variants are 
defined, it is only the [(meta ...)] definitions that are fully covered. 
For example, org-insert-todo-heading - one of the very first 
org-specific key-combinations introduced in the very useful Org tutorial 
- is mapped only to [(meta shift return)], the "ESC-based" equivalent 
[?\e (shift return)] is missing (org.el, line 13905).

While I've tried to patch up org.el the best I could with the missing 
keymap definitions (and so far I have not run into problems), I am not 
proficient enough an elisp programmer to dare provide my fixes: e.g. I'm 
not at all sure to have made the correct additions to the section 
introduced with the comment
  ";; Special treatment needed for TAB and RET" on line 6836 of org.el;
the specification of disputed keys on line 331ff in org.el would be 
another example.

I would therefore like to ask to please consider putting 'full' coverage 
for both keymap variants on the todo list for an upcoming release.

With many thanks in advance!

Paolo Petta                                         +43-1-5336112-12(Tel)
Austrian Research Inst. for Artificial Intelligence +43-1-5336112-77(Fax)
Freyung 6/6, A 1010 Vienna, Austria, Europe       Paolo.Petta <@> ofai.at

             reply	other threads:[~2009-05-24  0:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-24  0:15 Paolo Petta [this message]
2009-05-26 17:25 ` Minor request: full support of "ESC" as Meta key Carsten Dominik
2009-05-26 17:50   ` Paolo Petta
2009-05-27 19:18     ` Carsten Dominik

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