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Re: Will default key bindings spell the death of Emacs?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Will default key bindings spell the death of Emacs?
Date: 01 Jun 2003 21:43:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

> > "Robert J. Chassell" <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> address@hidden (David Kastrup) wrote:
> >>
> >>    I was giving an example for a user interface.  What Emacs has
> >> nowadays
> >>    does not really deserve that name.
> >>
> >> But that particular kind of user interface is not the only kind that
> >> exists.  Emacs provides two excellent user interfaces.
> >
> > No.  It provides an interface to the functionality, but "user
> > interface" implies something more than just the capability to manually
> > edit some configuration files.  Even if the format of the
> > configuration files can be found in "user documentation".
> Do you mean "Graphical user interface" when you are saying "user
> interface"?
> If so, what you say makes some sense.

No, I don't mean that.  If you had bothered to read my mail to the end
before replying, you would have noticed that I called the interactive
binding for global-set-key an (although rather simplistic) user
interface for one-time setting of keybindings, but completely lacking
a way to make the keybinding persist into future sessions.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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