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[RpK: Getting ASCII control characters]

    How about adding another quantity operation to Various Quantities
    (Control-Q) for inserting ASCII `control' characters (invoked with C-Q
    A) ?  The operation would try to insert the appropriate character,
    ignoring any bucky bits the user types in (because Lisp Machine bucky
    bits have nothing to do with ASCII anyway).

    Keystrokes       Character inserted
    C-Q A C			
    C-Q A C-M-S-C		
    C-Q A C-A		
    C-Q A Line		
C-Q A Space		
    C-Q A ?			

    Not only would this help editing TECO files, but also things like R.

    I guess this wouldn't be a disaster -- Moon

It may or may not be a good idea, but it doesn't solve the problem,
which is that C-Q C-Space behaves differently in ZMACS than it does in
EMACS.  You can currently use C-Q C-@ to get the char, but I'm used to
doing it the other way.