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Re: isearch and M-y/C-y

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: isearch and M-y/C-y
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:27:18 +0900

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
>> It would be very bad to give C-k a special meaning in a search.
>> Using it to exit a search is very useful.
> In general we should be very reluctant to steal more keys in isearch.

I agree -- in general -- but it's kind of hard to imagine that many
people use C-k to exit isearch ... it's seems pretty unlikely the point
will be correctly placed for that command to be very useful.

The M-y/C-y issue, by contrast, actually does confuse many people.


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