From: Paolo Petta <email@example.com>
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.firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
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
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
next 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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