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[RpK: Getting ASCII control characters]
- To: MOON at SCRC-TENEX, bug-zwei at SCRC-TENEX
- Subject: [RpK: Getting ASCII control characters]
- From: Michael Travers <MT at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sun ,21 Feb 82 11:38:00 EDT
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.