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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Dirk-Jan C . Binnema
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 14:15:47 +0300
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>>>>> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:05:17 +0200, Ivan Kanis ("IK") wrote:

  IK> Tom <address@hidden> wrote:
  >> 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.

  IK> I side with Tom, I wouldn't mind adding one line to my .emacs in favor
  IK> of easing new users experience.

In fact, making it an easy-settable *non*-default would be a good step
already, i.e., bundling various 'non-classical-emacs' ways in some easy way
for new users.

After all, even new users could be told that they need to add, say,

(newfangled-mode t)
in their .emacs; that makes it explicit (which is good when people ask other
users for help); and if adding one line to .emacs is too much, that user
probably won't find much in using emacs anyway.

Now all we need to do is agree on what 'newfangled-mode' should contain...

Best wishes,

Dirk-Jan C. Binnema                  Helsinki, Finland
e:address@hidden           w:www.djcbsoftware.nl
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