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Re: Emoji support in Emacs: My first impressions

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Emoji support in Emacs: My first impressions
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 04:59:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Rudolf Adamkovič <salutis@me.com> writes:

> (1) The "emoji-insert" command (C-x 8 i) inserts emojis but so do
> other emoji commands (in C-x 8). I think we could improve the name to
> better say what the command does. For instance, we could call the
> command "emoji-browse", as it allows the user to browse emojis by
> category. That said, all the other commands, such as "emoji-list",
> "emoji-recent", or "emoji-search" have great names and do what a new
> user, such as myself, would expect.

Yes, the command was named when it was the only emoji command, so it got
a pretty generic name.  But I'm not sure `emoji-browse' is an
improvement -- all these commands let you browse the emojis...  I'm open
to other ideas.

> (2) I noticed Emacs lists "emoji-insert" twice in "C-x 8", once under
> "i" (insert) and once under "e" (for emoji, I suppose). As a
> first-time user, I found that confusing. Which one do I use? Which one
> do I put into my notes? Do we need two key bindings for browsing
> emojis by category? I think one would do.

It's on `C-x 8 e e' because that's easier to type, and on `C-x 8 e i'
because that's mnemonic for "insert".  It's pretty common to put
commands on several keystrokes if that's convenient, but I can see how
it'd be confusing in this instance.

> Other than these two issues, I must say that the new functionality
> impressed me. Clear naming, no unnecessary configuration, solid
> performance, and more. Great, great work!

Thanks.  :-)

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