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Re: Differences between ibuffer and dired

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Differences between ibuffer and dired
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:16:46 +0200

2010/7/1  <address@hidden>:
> Deniz Dogan <address@hidden> writes:
>> Why are there so many inconsistencies between the ibuffer and dired
>> keymaps? E.g. "U" in dired unmarks all marked items, but in ibuffer it
>> does "replace regexp". "u" on the other hand acts the same in both
>> modes.
>> In my opinion the modes are so similar in their use cases that users
>> should expect the keybindings to be much more similar than they are
>> today, at least for such basic things such as unmarking items. So why
>> are there so many differences between them?
> Maybe we should create an experimental "keymap consitency" branch?
> I also find inconsitent keymaps highly annoying.

I would like that very much. I'm just afraid that both modes are so
old that people have gotten very used to the keymaps by now and will
be very reluctant to relearn them if we change them now.

Deniz Dogan

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