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Re: `isearch-allow-scroll' - a misnomer and a bad design

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: `isearch-allow-scroll' - a misnomer and a bad design
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:52:58 -0400

    That there are many commands bound to keys in Isearch is a plus, not a 
minus -
    they are there to make Isearch more useful.

    Yes, as in Emacs generally, more key bindings can mean more remembering.  
    what `C-s C-h' is for.

I think you've missed the crucial point about special Isearch commands.

With ordinary Emacs commands, if you don't know about them and you never
use them, they do not affect you.  Thus, there is no drawback to having
thousands of them.

However, when a control character is special in Isearch and you don't
know it, it will bite you.  You will type it while in an Isearch,
expecting it to have its usual meaning, and it will do something else

Dr Richard Stallman
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