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Re: describe-bindings: ^L, bad order, naming

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: describe-bindings: ^L, bad order, naming
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:55:00 +0900

2005/11/11, Robert J. Chassell <address@hidden>:
>    I would go for just "Keyboard Shortcuts".
> But that is inaccurate!  They are certainly not shortcuts!  You have
> to type them!  Perhaps compared to something you type, voice
> recognition would provide `shortcuts', until voice recognition became
> common.

I presume the use of "shortcut" in other programs reflects the notion
that the menu-item is the "primary" method of invocation, and that any
keybindings are for the use of experts.

Obviously in Emacs, this is a very silly notion, and we shouldn't use the term.

A phrase like "Keyboard Commands" might be more familar than
"bindings", without the objectional implication of "shortcuts".

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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