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(kbd) for key bindings (was: editor for large xml files?)

From: Steve Revilak
Subject: (kbd) for key bindings (was: editor for large xml files?)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:29:48 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

From: Tassilo Horn <address@hidden>

IMO, the recommended style for making keybindings should be `kbd', which
is available in Emacs, XEmacs, and SXEmacs.

So your 2 definitions would become:

 (global-set-key (kbd "<C-kp-divide>") 'My-Command)
 (global-set-key (kbd "C-x c")         'My-Other-Command)

That's quite easy to read and write (you can simply insert the string
describe-key outputs as argument to `kbd'), and it hides how an
implementation represents the key sequences internally.

I'd never heard of (kbd) before, but I like that representation a lot.
It's the same syntax that describe-key outputs, and it's also the same
syntax that people use when writing about emacs key bindings (e.g.,
the emacs tutorial).  If you understand what "C-x C-f" means, then you
basically know how to supply arguments to kbd.

(who just re-wrote all of his custom key bindings)

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