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Re: Default behaviour of RET.

From: chad
Subject: Re: Default behaviour of RET.
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:03:10 -0700

On 21 Oct 2013, at 13:53, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> For Emacs, `C-j' has been considered convenient for this behavior
> for a very long time. 

This claim is made with no more support than Eli's counterclaim,
and it is stated as if it were a fact. We've already seen multiple
claims to the contrary (some because you repeated the question, and
some because other people also disagreed with you). The people
making those claims attempted to provide support, which you nitpicked
(as expected) and then discounted.

> Certainly not "much less" convenient.

Either we're going to poll the users, or we aren't and instead are
going to rely on developer opinion. In both cases, positive statements
like "I find it convenient." are valuable. In neither case does it
seem valuable or worthwhile to disparage or discount the opinions
of other people simply because you disagree.

If there's a vote to be made, I have helped hundreds of users (mostly
MIT students) who wanted RET to do newline-and-indent by default
in programming modes. It's easy enough to change if it's not the
default, but I certainly think it's a better default.

I hope that helps,

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