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Re: please make line-move-visual nil

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: please make line-move-visual nil
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:59:53 +0200

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Having them be "similar but subtly different" horribly confuses an
>>> otherwise straight-forward association.
>> I do not think that is true for something that you use as often as those 
>> keys.
> I suppose an experienced user, like me, who uses both often[*], might be
> so accustomed to the differences that they would internalize them.  Then
> they'd probably simply be _annoyed_ by the arbitrary differences, rather
> than confused by them.

Is not what you feel here more of a choice? ;-)

> However my reply was talking about newbies.  An emacs newbie,
> tentatively exploring the use of C-p/C-n instead of arrow-keys wouldn't
> have that experience.  It seems pretty likely to me that they _would_
> get confused (and annoyed of course) by such seemingly arbitrary
> differences and that this might discourage them.

Confusion is not generally annoying. It can also lead to curiosness.

Otherwise people would not be playing games for example. (Did someone
notice the n-back game?)

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