Mac <-> PC meta keys?

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I hope this isn't too trivial of a question, but I'm using SDL keys constants
and I want to use a set that will be available on both platforms as well as
future proof. The main questions are commonality between the Mac/PC as
well as PC to PCs.

First, I take it that keyboards (Mac/PC) have and will always have the
tab, shift and Control (Ctrl) keys.

I see the Mac has an alt/option key. My one PC (Dell laptop) has an
Alt key. I take it, theses are the same?

Apple has a key with a little apple/four leaf clover. Whereas my PC shows
a little wavy flag Windows icon. I take it these and sort of unique to the
platform and one should stay away from them?


I guess a better way to put it would be: what keys are safe to use that will
be available across all Macs and PCs that have been built and will be built?

thanks
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Post: #2
Alt and option are always the same, regardless. I can confirm that the meta key is the Apple key on Macs, but I can only give you a (very) educated guess that it's the Windows key on Windows. Either that, or nothing.
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