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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:57:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:37:59 +0200
>>> Cc: address@hidden, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,
>>>       address@hidden
>>> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 8:13 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > If someone needs a data point that terminology doesn't matter much,
>>> > read the manual for Vim -- it uses non-standard terminology (including
>>> > "yank", btw, and other weirdly named commands), and yet is very
>>> > popular.
>>> I think that the situation is different for Vim. For example since it
>>> uses "y" as a command prefix then talking about "yank" makes sense.
>> For the same reason, it makes sense in Emacs, since we have C-y.
> It makes a bit sense, yes, but not as much as in vi. Emacs key
> bindings are customizable. And a lot of people (including me) would
> not even use it if it were not. That is not the case for vi.

Well, why don't you customize your documentation then in order to match
your keybindings?  That way you need not bother anybody else without
stopping for more than two days at a time.

David Kastrup

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