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Re: Emacs for new users

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Emacs for new users
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:04:47 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

>> With that said, I think a solution to the learning-emacs-in-classroom and
>> emacs-for-new-users problems is the same: include a .emacs which turns
>> on things like CUA mode to make operation more familiar.
> The problem is that it does not work as good as it could in all
> situations. Since CUA is not the default not so much effort in getting
> rid of all ruogh things. Not that you can't work around them, but it
> is not so easy for a newcomer.

The primary barrier to CUA is that it destroys the long-established
standard that C-c LETTER is free for binding to Emacs user commands.

So we won't be moving to CUA any time soon.  For those that want it,
it's just a click away on the Options menu.

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