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RE: Key bindings proposal

From: Jeff Clough
Subject: RE: Key bindings proposal
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:20:49 -0400

On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 19:05 -0700, Drew Adams wrote:
> > >> > The current standard is used on all platforms
> > >> 
> > >> Windows users couldn't care less about what Emacs does on all 
> > >> the other platforms.
> > >
> > > W r o n g .     That is sooooo silly.
> > >
> > > Lots of people (including yours truly) use multiple 
> > > platforms (including Windows) to do their work.
> > > And some of us use Emacs.
> > 
> > Please note that I was referring to "Windows users." The part that
> > depicts them as users of other platforms too is your original 
> > addition.
> But that's the point.  The "standard is used on all platforms".  Emacs is
> similar, if not the same, on all platforms.  And that's important, including 
> to
> some Emacs users.
> Why, you say? What do "Windows users" care about other platforms?
> Well one reason it is important that a common standard be used across 
> platforms
> is that "Windows users" are not necessarily users of Windows _only_.

Another reason is that the vast majority of third-party Emacs tutorials,
wikis, how-tos, etc. aren't written by Windows users.  So if it's three
in the morning and you're trying to set up foo package using the
customizations from someone using a *nix, the last thing you need is for
things to work differently for you because you're running Windows.


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