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21.8 Reading Input

The editor command loop reads key sequences using the function read-key-sequence, which uses read-event. These and other functions for event input are also available for use in Lisp programs. See also momentary-string-display in Temporary Displays, and sit-for in Waiting. See Terminal Input, for functions and variables for controlling terminal input modes and debugging terminal input.

For higher-level input facilities, see Minibuffers.