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Re: faq.texi

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: faq.texi
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 07:14:03 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Miles Bader wrote:

>On 2/15/06, Richard M. Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>>     Either way we should find a replacement keybinding for isearch-yank-line,
>>     and this is not easy.

>> Is it really useful?  C-w in a search is definitely useful, but I have
>> never seen a use for C-y.  In general, a whole line of text is more
>> than one needs to search for.

>Maybe I'm weird, but I do tend to use C-y reasonably often in a
>specific circumstance:  when i want to see how well two regions of
>text match, I go to the beginning of one, and hit C-y until the search
>fails; this could be done with C-w too but it's a lot more tedious for
>big regions.

Maybe I'm also wierd, because I do this, too - more precisely, C-y through
one region until the regexp highlighting stops on the other.


Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)

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