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Re: binding ibuffer to C-x C-b by default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: binding ibuffer to C-x C-b by default
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 08:48:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> That's even more annoying.  I hate having my cursor keys rebound to
>>>> surprising actions.
>>> What would be the unsurprising (and not useless) behavior here?
>> Leaving the cursor keys to behave like normal, for instance?  That would
>> be very unsurprising, but the usefulness is debatable.  Sometimes
>> avoiding driving the user crazy is better than maximum usefulness. 
> Moving the cursor left and right adds zero convenience while using
> ibuffer, it is wasting two keys.

Miles did not discover their binding by throwing the cat at the
keyboard, I presume.  Obviously he _did_ want to do something with the
cursor movement keys (like moving to a file name part in order to cut
and paste), and that did not work.  So "wasting" is clearly hyperbole.

David Kastrup

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