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The editor command loop reads keyboard input using the function
`next-event' and constructs key sequences out of the events using
`dispatch-event'. Lisp programs can also use the function
`read-key-sequence', which reads input a key sequence at a time. See
also `momentary-string-display' in Note: Temporary Displays, and
`sit-for' in Note: Waiting. Note: Terminal Input, for functions
and variables for controlling terminal input modes and debugging
For higher-level input facilities, see Note: Minibuffers.
- Key Sequence Input
- How to read one key sequence.
- Reading One Event
- How to read just one event.
- Dispatching an Event
- What to do with an event once it has been read.
- Quoted Character Input
- Asking the user to specify a character.
- Peeking and Discarding
- How to reread or throw away input events.
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