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Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:53:20 GMT

address@hidden (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> The use of `C-^' seems more intuitive for toggle-read-only too.  It has
> far more symbolic and semantic meanings from various other contexts that
> are much better than anything related to `C-q', even without taking into
> consideration the potential clash with software flow control.

Such as?  The only think I can think of is that `^' might be thought of
as `toggle' (since it means xor in C), but it's a bit of a stretch from
there to toggle-read-only.

I personally have this function bound to `M-%' which seems pretty
mnemonic to me (since read-only-ness is represented by a `%' in the
modeline).  I don't know where I picked this up from, I've been using it
since at least gosmacs days, if not further back...

Of course, one might argue `hey, M-% is bound to query-replace!', but
naturally I have that bound to M-q, and ... ad nauseum.  On the other
hand, `C-x %' is available...


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