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Re: [Nano-devel] [patch] allow ^C to exit from Help

From: Chris Allegretta
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [patch] allow ^C to exit from Help
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:05:54 -0500

There's a consistency problem with using ^C in this way.  ^C is used
to abort an action like replacing text or inserting a file.  ^X is
really about exiting from a buffer like an editing session.  The help
system really feels more like an editing session than a command.  The
fact that you can page through it is really the indication of this.
If we're not being consistent here then I welcome a discussion about
it, but there's something about making the help system ^C-able which
just seems wrong from a consistency perspective.

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Benno Schulenberg
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> Attached patch adds the key combo <Ctrl+C> as a way to exit
> from the display of a help text.  It is kind of the natural
> combo when the user wishes to "undo" or "stop" something,
> and in the rest of nano it is used as such.
> The patch also removes two superfluous lines; the ^X and F2
> keys have been added already near the start of the list.
> Regards,
> Benno
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