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Re: Key bindings

Thank you so much for pointing out this doc!

(and for your work on Debian!)

Take care,

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> writes:

> Camm Maguire <camm@enhanced.com> writes:
> > Greetings!  I maintain cxref, which does not provide an emacs minor
> > mode, but does have an .el file with useful C editing functions bound
> > by default to C-c ? key combinations.  A bug was filed, saying that
> > C-c was reserved for the user.
> By my reading of the docs, the bug was incorrect.
> The conventions are defined in the elisp manual "(elisp) Coding
> Conventions".  Here's the quote
>    * Please do not define `C-c LETTER' as a key in your major modes.
>      These sequences are reserved for users; they are the *only*
>      sequences reserved for users, so do not block them.
>      Instead, define sequences consisting of `C-c' followed by a control
>      character, a digit, or certain punctuation characters.  These
>      sequences are reserved for major modes.
>      Changing all the Emacs major modes to follow this convention was a
>      lot of work.  Abandoning this convention would make that work go
>      to waste, and inconvenience users.
>    * Sequences consisting of `C-c' followed by `{', `}', `<', `>', `:'
>      or `;' are also reserved for major modes.
>    * Sequences consisting of `C-c' followed by any other punctuation
>      character are allocated for minor modes.  Using them in a major
>      mode is not absolutely prohibited, but if you do that, the major
>      mode binding may be shadowed from time to time by minor modes.
> So, as a minor mode, it seems that C-c ? is perfectly fine.  (It also
> does not appear that debian policy overrides this specific stuff.)
> I'd point out the elisp manual and close the bug, personally.
> -- 
> Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
> I have become me without my consent.

Camm Maguire			     			camm@enhanced.com
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