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emacs 24's forward-char vs right-char behavior

From: Xah Lee
Subject: emacs 24's forward-char vs right-char behavior
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:19:29 -0700 (PDT)
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if it's not too late, i think the semantics of “forward-char” and
“right-char” should be exchanged (from what it currently is in emacs

“forward-char”'s direction should be context sensitive.

“right-char” should always move to the right.

At first i thought emacs can't do that because lots elisp code depends
on “forward-char”'s existing behavior.

But on second thought, am thinking it's probably rare that elisp is
used to process {Arabic, Persian (Iran), Hebrew} languages. After all,
these weren't supported up to now. So, perhaps changing “forward-
char”'s behavior isn't too bad?


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