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Re: Rename `eww' to `web'

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Rename `eww' to `web'
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:09:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:29:34 +0900 Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote: 

MB> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
RS> Web browsing may be important enough to justify a toolbar icon.
RS> But the command name should be natural too.  Ideally a command
RS> should have the name you would guess it has (if you didn't know).
>> If the goal is to improve usability, forget command names.

MB> Er, what?  This is Emacs.  M-x is important, and lots of people use it.

There are different ways to use Emacs or indeed any bundle of methods
and information.  You can zoom in on a specific thing, which `M-x
command' does, or you can explore a visual hierarchy, like the menus or
a tree of packages and options, or you can search (with partial command
completion or the manual's index or other means).

But all of the above imply there's a tool intervening between you and
the URL, and you're trying to discover the tool's name (the command name
in Emacs).  Most users just want to enter a URL and browse it.  So my
main suggestion is to make `C-x C-f' on a URL open a web browser like
`eww', or call `browse-url', or do something like that.

MB> This is especially true for something like this browser, which I
MB> expect people will only use occasionally (most people will have a
MB> standard web browser available most of the time)

MB> A defalias is trivial and works well anyway, so there's no reason
MB> _not_ to have it...

I didn't imply otherwise :)  I just don't think `defalias' will enhance


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