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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:32:26 +1000
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Well, although I wouldn't support changing the Emacs keybindings
>> wholesale in a million years, Xah Lee has a point about them not being
>> particularly good. Do you really think that C-x C-c is good and Alt-F4
>> is bad?
>
> "C-x" in general is a prefix for "major" commands, and "C-c" was
> historically used to kill a program (you could question the significance
> of "C-c" itself, but it was used so universally, its meaning was quite
> firmly established).
>
> Thus "C-x C-c" is a fairly logical binding, if you ask me.
>
> [If you ask xahlee of course, he'll rant at you for a month about
> timecubes.]
>
> Now, the logic behind "Alt-F4" is, ... what, exactly?
>
Exactly and in fact, more effort and less convenient to move your hands
of the "home keys" to get to F4.

Tim


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