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Re: Newbie: Interactive goto-line ?!


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Newbie: Interactive goto-line ?!
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 14:56:05 +0200

> From: Alan Mackenzie<address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:17:21 +0000
> 
> It would appear that buffer-local faces can not be created.  I don't know
> why this should be so.

Faces in Emacs are frame-local by design.  Making them buffer-local
would mean a thorough rewrite of the face-handling code, IIRC.  Of
course, volunteers are welcome.

> But I do get tired of typing M-x goto-l<tab>.  Maybe C-x M-g would
> be an unbad binding for me.

I bind goto-line to "C-x g", since I don't use registers.

> At the same time, Eli keeps an eye open for genuine problems normal users
> are having, so as to be able to fix them and feed improvements through to
> the next Emacs version.  His questions to you would have been more about
> trying to understand your problems and make you aware of alternatives,
> rather than trying to persuade you to do things the "right" way.

That's what I meant to achieve, thanks for spelling it out.

Also, if someone in this thread suggested that M-g should not be
rebound, ever, it wasn't me.  All I said was that M-g is useful to me,
and that the fact that "C-c g" suggested by someone else was too long
for the OP's liking might mean that goto-line is perhaps overused and
other useful features are perhaps underused.  How that could trigger
accusations of arrogance, I don't understand.  Perhaps I do need an
English class to improve my command of the language.




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