[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: TAB for non-editing modes

From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: TAB for non-editing modes
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 02:11:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Doing this with kill commands would take away a feature: you can use
>> them in read-only buffers to copy text to the kill ring.  That feature
>> may not be very useful in read-only buffers, but I am not convinced it
>> is an improvement to make it entirely unavailable there.
> Granted. But it could be argued that this "feature" is really a bug that we
> exploit (because it seems useful) ;-). Because it is inconsistent with
> normal use (killing) of those commands/keys, it promotes user error and
> possibly confusion. The user does not even get proper feedback about this
> "trick" - s?he still gets the read-only error message/reminder, and there is
> no indication that anything was copied. I don't know if this "feature" is
> even documented.

Of course it is. There even exists an option to remove the read-only

Johan Bockgård

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]