<AWT Dev>  JDK-8218917: KeyEvent.getModifiers() returns inconsistent values for ALT keys
philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Mar 12 00:37:16 UTC 2019
The debate is about AltGraph which an ancient MS-DOSism for
asking for an ALTernate GRAPHics bitmap font - all pre-dates windows
and I am sure has never been applicable to any MacOS.
So someone needs to properly explain why we would claim a Mac keyboard
is OK to generate a keycode it doesn't have and cause a slew of regressions
in the process ...
If Mac doesn't distinguish these two, we should generate the same
keycode for both.
One could suppose there is a difference else why two keys, but what is
thing to do here that fixes all the problems. What exactly WAS the problem
with what was there in the first place ? And if changing it is correct
why is it
causing regressions ?
On 3/12/19, 5:34 AM, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
> Hi, Phil.
> On 11/03/2019 07:43, Philip Race wrote:
>> The reasoning that AltGraph might be useful to someone is a bit weak
>> and I don't think I'd want to support it via system property or build
>> If its not a platform keyboard key, why do we need it ?
> The "AltGraph" key is also commonly referred to as "Right Alt", and
> it has been implemented on all platforms as a "Right Alt", it is
> convenient to
> distinguish the left/right alts.
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