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Re: Meta and Alt confusion in the manual

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: Meta and Alt confusion in the manual
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 09:38:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sascha Wilde wrote:
>> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> In "(emacs) Symbol Completion" (31.8):
>>>       The character `M-<TAB>' ... (If your window manager defines
>>>    `M-<TAB>' to ...
>>> The window manager of course does not use M-<TAB>. It uses
>>> Alt-<TAB>.
>> Things are even more complicated
> It isn't really complicated at all. We are talking about a conflict of
> window manager key assignments with Emacs' assignments, and we are
> talking about it in relation to how it affects Emacs. So it makes
> sense to talk about it in terms of what Emacs calls its
> keybindings. M-<TAB> is one key assignment we have singled out as
> commonly affected.

I agree!  So why do you want to differentiate between Meta and Alt
while the only relevant case is when they are the same key?  (And
Emacs calls the key Meta).

Sascha Wilde
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