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

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: C-x C-q more useful as toggle-read-only
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:55:42 +0200
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address@hidden (Miles Bader) writes:

|> 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...

I'd guess `C-x C-q' was taken because is much easier to type.


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