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Re: right-char and left-char

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: right-char and left-char
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:49:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

> This lands us in the unfortunate situation where a command named
> `left-char' sometimes moves right, and a command named `right-char'
> sometimes moves left.  Their names seem to imply that what distinguishes
> these commands from `forward-char'/`backward-char' is their
> directionality.

None of this sounds very satisfactory, but at the same time giving
a name that faithfully reflects the behavior seems impossibly hard.
Basically "left-char" means "do what is intended by pressing the left
arrow", which is of course circular.

I think we're better off with the current approximate names and
description than with something that goes into too many details.

        Stefan "who still finds it odd that keeping <right> pressed may
                end up stopping in the middle of the buffer"

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