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


From: Rafe Kettler
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:33:26 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 22, 9:06 pm, Cthun <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 22/02/2011 2:47 PM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> Where do you live where software never crashes and the electricity never
> goes out? Most of us learn to save very frequently to limit how much
> we'll have to do over again if the power goes out or whatever.

Emacs is really, really stable. My computer hasn't crashed in the past
6 months, either. The power hasn't gone out in 3 months or so here
(eastern US).

Save and open are relatively infrequent command relative to others
(actual typing, cursor movement, etc.). It's also nice to have a
slightly more complex incantation for save so that you don't save
anything you might not want to (I know you can undo but if you don't
realize what you did you could be in for a problem).

Rafe


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