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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: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:01:38 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/4.11-RELEASE (i386))

In comp.emacs 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?

Germany.  I think I tripped a circuit breaker about 5 years ago, but
other than that the power stays up.  Emacs doesn't crash (except when I'm
doing very wierd things).

> 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 keeps backups as it goes along, so that on a failure you've got M-x

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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