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Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:41:13 +0200

>>>>> On Wed, 26 Oct 2011, Chong Yidong wrote:

> Martin recently introduced the command names
>   split-window-above-each-other -> C-x 2
>   split-window-side-by-side     -> C-x 3

> for which split-window-{vertically|horizontally} are now aliases.

> I don't mind the attempt to address the vertical/horizontal
> ambiguity, but the new names aren't ungrammatical. In English,
> "split X above each other" sounds like a nonsense phrase, and "split
> X side by side" isn't much better.

> How about split-window-by-width or split-window-by-height?  Or can
> someone suggest something better?

Sorry, but may I ask what is the problem with the traditional names of
these commands?

They seem to fit well into the systematics of other commands like
mouse-split-window-{horizontally,vertically} and
{enlarge,shrink}-window-horizontally. Or is the plan to rename all
of them?


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