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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?


From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 07:24:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

조성빈 <address@hidden> writes:

>> FYI, Org-mode also assigns C-c C-c to something that does not align to
>> your schema. As does Eshell. And M-x shell. And Magit.
>
> And, that’s exactly the point! Emacs *is* inconsistent,

No, it isn't.

Somehow you decided that using C-c C-c with the same semantics across
unrelated modes is desirable because consistence. Furthermore, you
decided which semantics is the right one.

Well, this is wrong.

Why those modes that you take as models for C-c C-c use precisely that
binding for sending text to an inferior process? Because it is the most
used action and, hence, it is natural to use a keybinding that is fast
and easy to type.

That's the same reason why Org-mode uses C-c C-c for its most frequent
actions, although you pretend to remove that convenience because
"consistency"... when in fact you'll be reducing consistency!

Likewise, (E)shell and CC-Mode use C-c C-c because it is easy to relate
to the associated action *and* because it is easy to type.

Thus, you also would reduce Emacs' ergonomics and mnemonics because of
your false idea of consistency.

It is important to understand why things are as they are before acting
as if those who made them were incompetent and the world is depending on
us to fix their glaring mistakes.




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