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21.7 Input Events

The Emacs command loop reads a sequence of input events that represent keyboard or mouse activity. The events for keyboard activity are characters or symbols; mouse events are always lists. This section describes the representation and meaning of input events in detail.

— Function: eventp object

This function returns non-nil if object is an input event or event type.

Note that any symbol might be used as an event or an event type. eventp cannot distinguish whether a symbol is intended by Lisp code to be used as an event. Instead, it distinguishes whether the symbol has actually been used in an event that has been read as input in the current Emacs session. If a symbol has not yet been so used, eventp returns nil.