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Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: C-x 2 and C-x 3
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:38:08 +0100
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On 26/10/11 13:20, Lennart Borgman wrote:
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 14:13, Jambunathan K<address@hidden>  wrote:
Jambunathan K<address@hidden>  writes:

Martin recently introduced the command names

   split-window-above-each-other ->  C-x 2
   split-window-side-by-side     ->  C-x 3

Why do we need new names? Are not those introduced by Martin very
clear and good?

"side-by-side" isn't so bad I suppose, but "above eachother" just doesn't make sense. "above eachother": window A above window B AND window B above window A.

Contrast "one above the other" - makes sense, and is fairly idiomatic english (e.g. [1]), even if a bit of a mouthful.

My unicode joking aside, I tend to think "horizontally" and "vertically" were fairly okay, myself, shrug, ambiguity really only impacts people using them programmatically, otherwise just learn C-x 2 splits one way and C-x 3 the other...

[1] "In a biplane aircraft, two wings are placed one above the other."

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