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Re: [Nano-devel] RFC: limiting the amount of position history

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] RFC: limiting the amount of position history
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:01:42 -0500

On 15 Jan 2016 14:38, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016, at 23:58, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > i don't use tab to search.  i use ctrl+r, or i type out partial strings
> > and then use page up/page down to do leading matches, or i use the arrow
> > keys.  tab is purely for completion.  using it to cycle matches i find
> > weird.
> I like that cycling behaviour.  I think it's clever.
> > > Just cycling through the matches would be quicker, less noisy,
> > > and less visually distracting.  And it would match the behaviour
> > > for search, so it would be more consistent (within nano).
> > 
> > i dislike search behavior too ;)
> So... when we can't agree on how things should work,
> they will stay as they are.

my point is that we shouldn't need to agree.  if the inputs were
properly bindable, then you can do whatever you want, and i can
get behavior i consider sane (the default readline).

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