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Re: The Escape char in MCL
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: The Escape char in MCL
- From: email@example.com (Bill St. Clair)
- Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1992 15:44:51 -0500
- Cc: info-mcl
>The Escape character seems to have no function in MCL, other than the
>possible use as a meta key. Typing Escape to (read-char) does not satisfy
>it. Escape is not a read macro character from what I can see.
>I simply want to use it as an ordinary character.
>Thanks in advance for any help.
Alice decided to bind #\escape to ed-collapse-selection:
;06/13/91 alice ... escape does collapse-selection cause I said so
We may have forgotten to document this.
If you want it to be a regular character again, you can say
(comtab-set-key #\escape nil)
Escapes that you type into a buffer will echo as a little square
box in most fonts as the escape character usually has no associated