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Re: New global bindings

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: New global bindings
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 01:13:05 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> I have some problems with the new global bindings for C--, C-=, and C-+:
> 1- they're not mentioned in etc/NEWS (it seems none of the face-remap
>     feature is mentioned there).
> 2- (control -) was used for negative prefix arguments, so this is
>     a significant change for oldtimers.
> 3- these are very short key-bindings for a feature that does not seem to
>    require them: you're unlikely to want to do it that frequently.
> Point nb 1 is easy to fix, maybe I can live with nb 3, but nb 2 seems to
> be more problematic.  So I think we need to find some other key-bindings
> for that.  I think a prefix key followed by +, -, and = (repeatable like
> C-x e e e e e, maybe even allowing switching between + and -) is the
> best choice.

I used those particulars bindings are because lots of other popular apps
use them for this purpose (offhand, gnome apps and firefox, but
certainly more than that).

GIven that there about 47 different ways to enter a negative prefix
argument, and this one can't even be used on terminals -- so _real_ old
timers probably won't use it -- is point (2) really such a big deal?


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