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Re: lynx-dev Which key for textarea external editor?

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Which key for textarea external editor?
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 19:58:56 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 13 Nov 1999, Philip Webb wrote:
> 991113 Klaus Weide wrote: 
> > With ^Xe, something like ^E^E wouldn't really be necessary.
> also, i seem to remember some people (LV?) have problems with  ^e^e .

I hazard the guess that none of the folks "having problems" with ^E^E
have once tried it.  Prove me wrong...

> > So is it acceptable to change ^X for all bindings?
> > Is nobody speaking up in favor of keeping ^X==ERASE?

> > typing ^X in the line editor doesn't give an immediate indication
> > that Lynx is waiting for another key.
> a good point: why not add a command-line message?

That just doesn't fit in well.  Neither-code-wise, nor functionality-
wise IMO.

When I use a 'C-x <something>' combination in a shell with emacs
bindings, I don't get a special prompt either.  It would just be
distracting.  Consider 'C-x <something>' as one (extended) key...
(and actually it just one keypress for me, with ESC in place of C-x
and Alt+<something> sending 'ESC <something>').

> eg "^x is the text-area escape character: please enter a Lynx command".

It is NOT the text-area escape character.  How often do I have to repeat
that? :)


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