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Re: an elegant suggestion, not a bug


From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: an elegant suggestion, not a bug
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 01:29:29 -0500 (EST)

[ On Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 13:31:08 (-0500), Gary L. Dryfoos wrote: ]
> Subject: an elegant suggestion, not a bug
>
> I have for several years now bound M-z to 'bury-buffer, with happy
> results, and I use it as an example of key-customization when teaching
> an Emacs minicourse here at the Institute.  Tom Turner of your staff
> came to our class yesterday, and suggested that I let you know about
> my little improvement.
> 
> So: you might consider changing the binding of M-z, unless y'all are
> enamored of zap-to-char for some reason.

I don't know that I've ever interactively used bury-buffer.

For bindings to `z' with modifiers I personally prefer:

        (global-set-key "\e\C-z" 'suspend-emacs)

        (global-set-key "\C-xz" 'enlarge-window)
        (global-set-key "\C-x\C-z" 'shrink-window)

        (global-set-key "\ez" 'scroll-one-line-down)
        (global-set-key "\C-z" 'scroll-one-line-up)

        (defun scroll-one-line-up (&optional arg)
          "Scroll the selected window up (forward in the text) one line (or N 
lines)."
          (interactive "p")
          (scroll-up (or arg 1)))

        (defun scroll-one-line-down (&optional arg)
          "Scroll the selected window down (backward in the text) one line (or 
N)."
          (interactive "p")
          (scroll-down (or arg 1)))

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                                                        Greg A. Woods

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