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Re: Keybinding nit

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Keybinding nit
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:43:06 +0900

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>> Well at least historically, I suppose one reason is because such
>> combinations (control + shift) don't work on ttys.
> But that's not what Peter wrote; he's using the same `C-x' prefix
> in all cases, just varying the case of the final key:

Hmmm, good point... :-)

In that case I'd just offer a weaker reason:  It's annoying to type key
sequences where the two components use _different_ modifier keys.

Indeed, even MOD + NO-MOD sequences can be a problem, as it's quite easy
to mis-time releasing the modifier key when typing quickly (I very often
mistype "C-x b" as "C-x C-b"); MOD + DIFFERENT-MOD would be even worse.

[It might be tempting to answer "Well, just don't type those sequences
quickly!" but I find such admonitions simply don't work well in practice
-- people will slow down eventually because they'll get annoyed at all
the times they mistype, but then they'll be annoyed too, and I think
inherently annoying key-sequences should be avoided. :-]


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