[Idle-dev] Key bindings

Tal Einat taleinat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 14:40:42 CEST 2006

On 7/27/06, Kurt B. Kaiser <kbk at shore.net> wrote:
> "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
> > IDLE?
> 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.

Hmm... Tricky stuff! Is this a built-in feature of Tk key bindings?

> > 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'.

Well then - what are we waiting for? ... I'm on it :)
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