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Re: please make line-move-visual nil

From: Bob Rogers
Subject: Re: please make line-move-visual nil
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 18:29:53 -0400

   From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
   Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 02:00:46 +0900

   Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
   >> Maybe that is an idea, bind the line-move-visual behaviour to M-n/M-p
   >> or just the arrow keys (maybe someone suggested this already).  What
   >> do people think?
   > The arrow keys should always behave the same as their C- counterparts.


   Making them different would make things _more_ confusing (and moreover,
   would discourage newbies from moving away from arrow keys -- suddenly
   they wouldn't be simply a different binding, but would be "the same
   thing except randomly different to stop a bunch of emacs old-timers from


Why do you suppose an Emacs newbie would expect the arrow keys to be the
same as C-n/C-p?

   Personally, I would welcome binding visual movement to the arrow keys
-- the arrows do *look* visual, especially compared to C-n/C-p.  And it
would make it much easier to switch between the two modes of movement if
the visual/textual distinction was supported by distinct commands bound
to distinct keys.

                                        -- Bob Rogers

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