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Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs

From: D. Goel
Subject: Re: Assignment of misc packages for emacs
Date: 15 May 2002 03:44:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Enhanced C-a:
>     The first C-a always jumps to the beginning of the line (even if
>     the cursor is already there -- this is so keyboard macros can
>     consistenly depend on where C-a moves).
> I don't like this.

RMS, i just wanted to point out that:

once you are at the beginning of line already, invoking C-a yet once
again does nothing at all, by default...  so one might as well add
funtionality to it---that it go to some place useful if it is already
at the beg-of-line.

In eshell, for instance, it seems esp. useful to have C-a toggle
between: beg-of-line and beg-of-user-prompt..

^^        ^^

viz. the two points underlined...

anyways, sorry for the blab..  

maybe you don't like it for good reason----users who are used to
default behavior of C-a might get confused or inconvenienced:

for instance, a user may, without looking at the screen, press C-a and
expect to be at beg-of-line. But what if she was already at
beg-of-line?  Surprise.. emacs has taken her somewhere else!..

D                                  <http://www.glue.umd.edu/~deego/>

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