[Idle-dev] Key bindings

Kurt B. Kaiser kbk at shore.net
Thu Jul 27 05:24:15 CEST 2006

"Tal Einat" <taleinat at gmail.com> writes:

> IDLE currently only supports basic key bindings, but not Emacs-like
> keybings which consist of sequences of several keys (such as <Ctrl-x>
> <Ctrl-s>, or C-x C-s in Emacs key-binding syntax).
> Has any work been done to add support for these kind of bindings in

Actually, the "Classic Unix" keybinding does support that.  The
implementation is rather subtle.  In config-keybindings.def, note the
'do-nothing' and 'save-window' bindings.  Note in the latter there is no
space between the two bindings, that syntax indicates a combination.

> Personally, I feel adding support for Emacs-like bindings (the simpler
> ones) will be a welcome feature for many Emacs users, and can help
> widen our user base.

Right.  The 'classic' set isn't especially emacsish (emacish?). I've
been thinking about a new binding set, 'IDLE Emacs'.  Personally, I
use a modification of 'IDLE Classic Unix'.


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