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Re: Binding C-a to select all


From: Xah
Subject: Re: Binding C-a to select all
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:34:00 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 25, 11:36 am, address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) wrote:
> Davin Pearson <address@hidden> writes:
> > I am using Emacs to teach computer programming to computer novices
>
> They'll continue being novices unless forced out of their comfort
> zones.
>
> What I mean is that if you get them to learn the Emacs way, suddenly
> they'll be advanced computer users ;)
>
> > and therefore I need to modify Emacs to make it more like a standard
> > Windows application.
>
> I disagree that you need to: at least some of the people in your class
> will find Emacs keybindings (and the rest of the interface) more
> comfortable and logical, and they'll see why they've been so frustrated
> with "standard Windows" applications.

Emacs keybindings actually has very little technical merit.

See
http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs_kb_shortcuts_pain.html
http://xahlee.org/emacs/ergonomic_emacs_keybinding.html

  Xah
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