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Re: right-char and left-char

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: right-char and left-char
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:57:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Another question: how come C-<right> is bound to `right-word' but
>> M-<right> is still bound to `forward-word'?  An oversight?
> Not an oversight.  Users of bidirectional scripts expect
> Control-arrows to move by words in the paragraph direction, but they
> don't expect Meta-arrows to do that.  In fact, I'm not aware of many
> applications that bind Meta-arrows to cursor motion commands.
> That said, I have no objections to make Meta-arrows do the same, if
> you think being consistent is better.  I don't think it will surprise
> users of bidirectional scripts if we make Meta-arrows behave similarly
> to Control-arrows.

Yes, if we're going by the heuristic that "arrow keys obey
bidi-paragraph-direction", it should be consistently applied.  I'll make
this change.

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