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Re: I can back up over all kinds of prompts with C-b


From: David desJardins
Subject: Re: I can back up over all kinds of prompts with C-b
Date: 06 Jan 2002 12:57:21 -0800

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Gentlemen, do emacs -q, M-x occur RET Notice how you can back up over
>> the prompt string with C-b, whilst C-a won't back up over it.  
>> Prompt: "List lines matching regexp: ...."
> 
> Not really a nice thing to say, IMHO.  Someone labored on that
> feature, as well as on your ability to turn it off, you know.

Emacs is always getting new "features" that I have to make an extra
effort to turn off.  And then I'm less able to use other people's emacs,
without my own customizations.  I don't think that being "nice" requires
that I like every feature, just because someone worked hard on it.

Can you explain how this feature could ever be considered useful?  Why
would I want to move around in the prompt?  I can't ever remember
wanting to do this in the many years that it was impossible.

                                        David desJardins



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