M- commands no longer pass through

Alessandro Piras laynor at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 23:46:49 CET 2013

Hi again. This solution works perfectly when starting emacs in
graphical mode "normally", thanks!

I have a problem when starting it as a daemon though.
I tried starting emacs with
$ emacsclient --alternate-editor="" -c
C-[ does not work, but esc does.

Alessandro Piras

On 7 March 2013 08:40, Frank Fischer <frank-fischer at shadow-soft.de> wrote:
> On 2013-03-03, Alessandro Piras <laynor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Frank,
>> Yes, I meant pressing Ctrl and [ simultaneously :-)
>> I can understand what you mean about the german keyboard, it's as
>> crazy on an italian keyboard, but I usually type using the US layout,
>> and my laptop has a real US-ansi layout.
>> This happens on X, everything works as expected on the terminal.
>> As a half-baked fix, I put this in my evil configuration:
>>   (define-key input-decode-map (kbd "C-[") [escape])
> This is dangerous, because several meta-key-translations are contained
> in `input-decode-map`. Furthermore `input-decode-map` is
> 'keyboard-local', so you have to ensure to modify this map on each
> frame. Furthermore, evil now uses more or less the same trick, so you
> could easily interfere with Evil.
> Because `input-decode-map` is keyboard-local (or better
> terminal-local), Evil now only modifies this map when the current
> frame is in a terminal and leaves it untouched in X (the philosophy is
> to tweak Emacs as less as possible, and in X not intercepting ESC
> should be fine for most users). This works because in X the plain
> escape key generates the 'escape event, which will eventually be
> converted to ESC in `function-key-map` unless it is bound to some
> command. Unfortunately C-[ generates the 'terminal' ESC event.
> IMO, the easiest fix is to instruct Evil to do its ESC magic in X,
> too. I've committed a change to esc24.3 that introduces the
> (customization) variable `evil-intercept-esc`. Setting this variable
> to 'always makes Evil intercept the ESC event in any frame, not only
> in terminal frames, i.e. something like
>     (setq evil-intercept-esc 'always)
> should solve your problem and, hopefully, not break something else (by
> default this variable is t which means 'terminal-only').
> Hope this helps,
> Frank
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