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Re: Fundamental mode vs. special mode

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Fundamental mode vs. special mode
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 03:21:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Christoph Scholtes <address@hidden> writes:

> I come across a few instances where buffers are created in Fundamental
> mode, for example *Shell Mode Output*. It would be convenient if those
> were created in special mode, since then `q' (or `C-u q') would invoke
> quit-window and bury (or kill) the buffer.
> Or could we add a Fundamental mode map with a few basic commands, like
> `q' (quit-window)? Special-mode could inherit from it.

It's not a good idea to add anything to Fundamental mode.  The point of
it is to be fundamental.

Anyway, binding "q" to `quit-window' is no good; I imagine some users
expect want to be able to edit the buffer.  Same with other cases like
the *Messages* buffer.

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