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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:32:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tom <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <dak <at> gnu.org> writes:
>> Coherency and clarity is much more important for gaining new developers
>> than customary keybindings.
> That's why CUA-style editing should be made the consistent default,

It is not consistent.  It is a precarious balance between CUA and the
Emacs bindings with a different philosophy.

> so Emacs works like all other modern application on KDE/Gnome/Windows,

There is no point in dumbing down the Emacs user interface like that.
C-x is there to stay.

> Advanced users should have no problem adding a single line to their
> .emacs to switch on the compatibility mode
> e.g. (enable-classic-bindings) and new users would enjoy the familiar
> CUA-style bindings out of the box.

What about "consistent" did you not understand?

David Kastrup

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