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Re: C-g from Isearch

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: C-g from Isearch
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:45:38 +0200

>> In XEmacs, this is useless duplication.  Deleting the character has
>> the same effect some rather large fraction of the time, as it's
>> unusual that multiple not found characters are typed.
> Fast typing, and yank are two ways this can happen quite easily.

Yank doesn't count here, since the whole yanked string will be removed
from the search string with a single <backspace> keystroke.

> That
> said, I never knew about this behaviour of C-g in isearch before, and
> never would have expected it.  I usually end my isearch with RET, but if
> I did try C-g I would be surprised to see it working like undo rather
> than quit.

I agree, but that is the current behavior in Emacs.  At least, you can
fix this with
  (define-key isearch-mode-map [?\C-g] 'isearch-cancel)

Dani Moncayo

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