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


From: Jim Janney
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:43:24 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Anything I'm working on that would be expensive to lose goes under
version control anyway.

-- 
Jim Janney


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