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Re: describe-bindings: ^L, bad order, naming

From: David Reitter
Subject: Re: describe-bindings: ^L, bad order, naming
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:43:43 +0000

On 11 Nov 2005, at 01:03, Robert J. Chassell wrote:

"Keyboard Bindings" makes much more sense.  If recent terminology is
wrong and misleading, we should tell people that, and point them
towards better language.

Natural language is rarely sensical. It's use is idiomatic, and forcefully changing established usage is not only patronizing, but also not very fruitful. The "Académie Française" might disagree.

There is no educational value in a menu item hidden in a Help submenu anyways when people don't find the list of key bindings that they are looking for

On 11 Nov 2005, at 02:55, Miles Bader wrote:

A phrase like "Keyboard Commands" might be more familar than
"bindings", without the objectional implication of "shortcuts".

Yes, "Keyboard Commands" or maybe even "Key Commands" would be a good choice.

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