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

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: `isearch-allow-scroll' - a misnomer and a bad design
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:01:57 +0200

Hi Richard,

>    > 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.

My reasoning goes beyond Isearch.  It is a way of thinking about C-u
as a universal command which always does exactly the same thing:
Collect a numeric prefix argument for the next command to process, and
do nothing beyond that.

Dani Moncayo

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