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Re: Emacs-diffs Digest, Vol 50, Issue 7

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Emacs-diffs Digest, Vol 50, Issue 7
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:35:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> a historical accident.

The current text suggests it was done deliberately:

  Many key combinations (known as ``keyboard shortcuts'') that have
conventional uses in MS-Windows programs conflict with traditional
Emacs commands.  This conflict arose because the designers of the CUA
interface implemented by MS-Windows did not try to avoid conflict with

The second sentense is superfluous at best.

The text continues:

  Examples of conflicts include @kbd{C-c}, @kbd{C-x}, @kbd{C-z},
@kbd{C-a}, and @address@hidden  You can redefine some of them with
meanings more like the MS-Windows meanings by enabling CUA Mode
(@pxref{CUA Bindings}).

As I've tried to say, the CUA (or rather C-[zxcv]) bindings are
no longer MS-Windows specific ...  the text could just as well
have said GNOME [in a non-MS-DOG context].

Also the text is overly cryptic ... why not just say:

  You can resolve these conflicts by enabling CUA Mode.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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