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


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:22:28 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Cthun <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Most of us use smart editors that auto-save regularly and free the user
form having to do this manually all the time. Compared to other
operations, saving files and opening files are less frequent operations
and do not need to be as convenient keystrokes as other more frequent
editing operations.

Tim
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tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au


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