Commit 917b8227 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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* keymaps.texi (Key Sequences): Link to input events definition.

	(Format of Keymaps): Delete material duplicated in Keymap Basics.
parent 63b9b239
2006-05-27 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* keymaps.texi (Key Sequences): Link to input events definition.
(Format of Keymaps): Delete material duplicated in Keymap Basics.
* files.texi (Changing Files): Document updated argument list for
copy-file.
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......@@ -45,10 +45,11 @@ found. The whole process is called @dfn{key lookup}.
@cindex key sequence
A @dfn{key sequence}, or @dfn{key} for short, is a sequence of one
or more input events that form a unit. The Emacs Lisp representation
for a key sequence is a string or vector. Unless otherwise stated,
any Emacs Lisp function that accepts a key sequence as an argument can
handle both representations.
or more input events that form a unit. Input events include
characters, function keys, and mouse actions (@pxref{Input Events}).
The Emacs Lisp representation for a key sequence is a string or
vector. Unless otherwise stated, any Emacs Lisp function that accepts
a key sequence as an argument can handle both representations.
In the string representation, alphanumeric characters ordinarily
stand for themselves; for example, @code{"a"} represents @kbd{a} and
......@@ -153,22 +154,6 @@ for details.
@cindex full keymap
@cindex sparse keymap
A @dfn{keymap} is a table mapping event types to definitions (which
can be any Lisp objects, though only certain types are meaningful for
execution by the command loop). Given an event (or an event type) and a
keymap, Emacs can get the event's definition. Events include
characters, function keys, and mouse actions (@pxref{Input Events}).
At any time, several primary keymaps are @dfn{active}---that is, in
use for finding key bindings. These are the @dfn{global map}, which is
shared by all buffers; the @dfn{local keymap}, which is usually
associated with a specific major mode; and zero or more @dfn{minor mode
keymaps}, which belong to currently enabled minor modes. (Not all minor
modes have keymaps.) The local keymap bindings shadow (i.e., take
precedence over) the corresponding global bindings. The minor mode
keymaps shadow both local and global keymaps. @xref{Active Keymaps},
for details.
Each keymap is a list whose @sc{car} is the symbol @code{keymap}. The
remaining elements of the list define the key bindings of the keymap.
A symbol whose function definition is a keymap is also a keymap. Use
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