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

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:21:29 -0800 (PST)
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hi Alan,

On Feb 22, 11:47 am, Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> C-o.

you are right. If we go full re-design without regards to any
compatibility, then the Open 【Ctrl+o】,  Copy 【Ctrl+c】, Save 【Ctrl+s】
etc keys won't be good choices.


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