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Re: Special Characters


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Special Characters
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:56:01 +0200

On 2015-08-12, at 04:49, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> I think "what-char" is neat as it is faster to type
>>> and consistent with `what-face' etc.
>>
>> And why not just move point to that place and type
>> `C-u C-x ='? On my keyboard, this is faster even
>> than `M-x what-char RET'.
>
> It might be faster in some sense but that isn't
> something I do every day and neither does the
> Joe Emacs Hacker deeming from that bulky keystroke.

Joking aside, I do it often enough to remember the keychord.  And it's
not that bad - just two keys (counting C-x as one), with universal
argument if you want more detailed info.

> I like the idea of asking questions and having the
> computer answer them. More people should do interfaces

[Insert your favorite sci-fi reference joke here.]

> like that. Here is a good example of what I mean:
>
>     http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/distance/

Cute!  I can't find any use-case for me, unfortunately.

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University



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