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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:56:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:02:24 -0400 Sean Sieger <address@hidden> wrote: 

SS>     It's confusing.  I think split-sideways (or split-side-to-side) and
SS>     split-top-to-bottom may be good aliases to the originals.

SS> Does the splitting `line' get drawn from side-to-side? or the does the
SS> split result in two new windows side-by-each?

SS> Does the splitting `line' get drawn from top-to-bottom ...

SS> Will there always be an aporia---gap between the denomination and the
SS> materiality of this mechanism?

Words are always imprecise but mixing concepts is sure to confuse users.

I did usability studies for this exact terminology a few years ago so my
proposal comes from testing experience and was much less confusing to
our users.


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