Subject: Re: Allegro/Emacs C-a fix
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/05/31
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* David Bakhash
| If anyone out there is using the Allegro CL Emacs interface, you'll
| know that it really kicks some butt.  However, when you're in the
| *common-lisp* buffer, like at the top-level, you'll notice that C-a
| brings you to the beginning of the line, and that isn't nice when the
| prompt is there.  No one wants to edit the prompt!

  this is the official Emacs design policy.  C-a should not guess a prompt,
  it should move to the beginning of the line in the buffer.  if you want
  to move to the beginning of the text after a prompt, use C-c C-a.  (if
  you want to use the C-c prefix for a number of control characters, set
  the variable FI:SUBPROCESS-ENABLE-SUPERKEYS to true before starting a any
  subprocesses.  see the documentation for the details.)

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