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Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:47:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi, Xah,

I see you're in combative mood again.  ;-)

In comp.emacs Xah Lee <address@hidden> wrote:

> in my quite painstaking research about all aspects of keyboard in the
> past few years, i came to this one single most important principle:

> most frequently used command needs to go to most easy to press key
> spots.

> all other keybinding considerations, such as ease-to-remember, logical
> placement with similar commands, are in comparsion almost unimportant.

[ ..... ]

> with respect to emacs keybinding, emacs should ..... support the 7 or
> so standard keys such as Open, Close, Copy, Paste.

There seems to be a contradiction between those last two paragraphs.
Saving buffers and finding files are relatively rare operations which
thus shouldn't be given very easy to press key sequences like C-s and

> Xah ?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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