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Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:38:06 +0300

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:17:05 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > In general, I believe the visual-mode movement is useful only to
> > people who don't really read the bidirectional text they traverse with
> > the cursor-motion keys.
> I almost never use a single left/right cursor-motion keypress.  And when
> I traverse material with the cursor-motion keys, I don't read it _while_
> traversing.  I get glimpses, like when using autorepeat with
> scroll-up/scroll-down.  My autorepeat rate is about 20 characters per
> second.  At that speed, I can't really follow forward/backward jumps.
> So no, I "don't really read the bidirectional text I traverse with the
> cursor-motion keys", and I want to see a single person either claim that
> she presses the cursor key once for every character she reads, or that
> she reads text exactly at autorepeat speed, including jumping backwards
> and forwards in mixed L2R/R2L text.

Then maybe a visual-mode motion is more important than I thought.  But
it still cannot be the only one, and I still think the logical-order
motion is more important, albeit perhaps for shorter sequences of
single-character movement.

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