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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: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:51:44 -0400

    > FWIW: Several people have expressed this idea, with which I agree.
    > C-u should do nothing by itself (and that includes not exiting
    > Isearch, of course).  Its only effect should be to provide a prefix
    > argument to the next command, to extend its behavior.

    I tend to agree.

This reasoning is based on thinking of Isearch as a kind of a mode,
but that's exactly what we should avoid.

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