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Re: Key-binding clash between gnus and calc

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: Key-binding clash between gnus and calc
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:06:29 +0000 (UTC)

    ... easy to type is not a requirement for a key sequence to invoke

That depends on how frequently you invoke Calc.  

Certainly, I invoke `C-x o' (other-window) more often than Calc.  But
I invoke Calc more often than `M-DEL' (backward-kill-word).  Both are
default keybindings in the current distribution.

Besides calculations, such as division or least squares, Calc is
really good for conversions.  Nowadays, I use that feature frequently.
Of course, your meterage may vary -- in the United States, we say
`your _milage_ may vary', and we speak of `barrels' of oil ...

As for using `C-x,' for `calc-dispatch':  it is unmnemonic.  That is

But `C-x,,' does well to turn Calc on or off using the same Calc
interface as before.  Also `C-x,g' does well for calc-grab-region,
`C-x,y' for calc-copy-to-buffer, and so on.

And I just tried `C-x,' in a tty as well as in X (with `-Q -D',
yesterday's CVS snapshot), and in a xterm (`-Q -D -nw').  The
keybinding is undefined in all.  You can invoke it on an American
keyboard; I do not know about others.

    Robert J. Chassell                         
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