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Re: The Escape char in 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.  
>What gives?
>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