I would like to use iedit-mode together with paredit-mode. When I bind C-; to iedit-mode globally, I still always get 'paredit-semicolon when I press C-;. I thought this was kind of weird. I recorded a keyboard macro to see if it would help me see which keys emacs was seeing and it only shows that I pressed ;, not C-;. Does this mean emacs isn't getting the C somehow? If so, why?

I am doing this with the latest homebrew emacs (24.2) in an iterm2 terminal window on a mac.


I don't think terminals distinguish between ; and C-;. If you want to use C-;, I'm afraid you'll have to use the GUI version. See for example this question about C-(. You may be able to tell iTerm2 to send a hex code upon pressing C-; which you would then bind in emacs. I haven't tried it though.

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