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Re: [CVS] f7, f8 bound..

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [CVS] f7, f8 bound..
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 10:35:53 -0400

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

How about trying it to see if people indeed suffer from it or if they're
pleasantly surprised by the new feature.

>     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.

I use it all the time :-(

> 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.

The same argument applies to C-x z z z z z, right ?


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