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Re: [CVS] f7, f8 bound..

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [CVS] f7, f8 bound..
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 02:10:18 -0400

    > However, one thing worries me about both ideas: both of them could be
    > error-prone.  You might want to type an e, or a space, for its normal
    > meaning, after executing the macro.

    Very true, but I think that that's _far_ more rare than wanting to
    execute the macro again (that's why I think it's important to display a
    message, so it's up-front obvious that you're really in some sort of
    mode), and SPC is just about the easiest to type and most widespread
    repetition key there is (think of pagers such as more, query-replace,

Yes, but there is no surprise when SPC has its normal meaning.  When
it has some other special meaning, that causes risk of surprise.

    It's kind of isearch -- sometimes you want to search for RET, and have
    to think a little to do it, but most of the time the convenience of the
    unusual binding wins out.

Speaking of Isearch, I find that the isearch binding for M-e screws me
and I am thinking of eliminating it.  We may have too many special
Isearch commands now.  This is despite the fact that Isearch is a kind
of special mode, and people expect that some commands will behave
differently in Isearch.  "After C-x e" is not a special mode at all.

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