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Re: Emacs conventions (was: Re: Overriding emacs key bindings)


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Emacs conventions (was: Re: Overriding emacs key bindings)
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 06:38:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

>> There is no convention (that I know of) that
>> restricts key bindings for users or even
>> suggests that users should stay away from
>> certain keys.
>
> But if a user binds a key that's supposed to
> be for modes, and then they load a mode that
> also binds that key, they'll have a conflict.
> The point of these conventions is to avoid
> conflicts like this.

Thats exactly right.

Part of the reason a convention is useful is
that the convention itself makes sense, but
part of it has little to do with the particular
definition, and the usefulness lies in the
status as convention as such, and likely some
other definition would have worked just as
good...

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