Subject: Re: franz: eli interface keybindings modified.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 08:32:14 GMT
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.sources,comp.lang.lisp
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* Raymond Wiker <>
> C-z may be a better choice - that's what ilisp uses, nowadays. I don't
> think there's much need for the historical binding for C-z, anymore :-)

  FWIW, C-z runs the command iconify-or-deiconify-frame under X11.  I use
  C-z for job control when I work in xterms all the time.  I also muse M-m,
  which GNUS usurped for MML-mode stuff.  I mention that only to point out
  that you should not mess with such keybindings.

  I find the use of C-c to be tremendously annoying when Emacs Lisp
  functions bound to M-x (for various values of x, not literal x) are
  obviously useless in Common Lisp buffers.  E.g., use M-n and M-p instead
  of C-c C-n and C-c C-p in ELI for the Common Lisp interaction buffers.

  Incidentally, only C-c a, where a is a _letter_, are reserved for the
  user.  C-c C-a, where a is a letter, are reserved for modes.  Some users
  think that C-c is theirs for the taking, but this is a user error that is
  best solved by reading and understanding the documentation.

  Modern keyboards can easily be made to support all of Meta, Alt, Hyper,
  and Super, so there is absolutely no need to invade the normal keybinding
  space if you want to make serious changes.

  Travel is a meat thing.