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Re: Binding C-a to select all


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Binding C-a to select all
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 22:58:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Xah <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Your objections to Emacs keybindings have very little technical merit.

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

Joel

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