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

From: Henrik Enberg
Subject: Re: describe-bindings: ^L, bad order, naming
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:20:30 +0100 (CET)

> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:05:44 +0200
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> > From: David Reitter <address@hidden>
> > Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:43:43 +0000
> > Cc: Emacs-Devel ' <address@hidden>
> > 
> > Natural language is rarely sensical. It's use is idiomatic, and  
> > forcefully changing established usage is not only patronizing, but  
> > also not very fruitful.
> I think Emacs invented the "key binding" term many years before the
> "keyboard shortcuts" term.  So we are not forcing anyone, nor
> patronizing them, we are simply using the same term since 1985.
> Btw, googling for "key bindings" brings up many hits that have nothing
> to do with Emacs.  So this term appears to be quite known in the UI
> context.

And I've never seen anyone on help-gnu-emacs or similar be confused by
the term "key binding".  I think the meaning fairly self-evident for
people computer-literate enough to consider using Emacs.

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