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.
momentary-string-display in Temporary Displays,
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.
|• Key Sequence Input:||How to read one key sequence.|
|• Reading One Event:||How to read just one event.|
|• Event Mod:||How Emacs modifies events as they are read.|
|• Invoking the Input Method:||How reading an event uses the input method.|
|• Quoted Character Input:||Asking the user to specify a character.|
|• Event Input Misc:||How to reread or throw away input events.|