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Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:46:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:

> Sivaram Neelakantan <address@hidden> writes:
>> No offence to the CUA/EVIL developers but don't these 2 modes get in
>> the way of Emacs mastery as David says.  I can understand someone
>> asking for the vi . (dot command) functionality equivalent in Emacs
>> but why humour them with modes that are at cross purposes to Emacs
>> proficiency?  
> After 12+ years of kosher Emacs use, some months ago I started to use
> Evil and my editing proficiency (not to mention my RSSI) improved
> noticeably.
> We all agree that not everything that Emacs does is the best for
> everybody. I'll go further and say that some Emacs things are quite
> bad.  Default keybindings, for instance.

Regarding cursor movements, I tend to agree.  I'm using the cursor block
instead here: it's not as well located as on my first computer, a
Nascom II where it it's in home-position reach, but one can get used to
working with it.

Emacs improves when telling your keyboard that it should employ the
CapsLock key (who needs that?) as Control.  I've not used viper mode
myself: I think it has fewer conflicts with the standard Emacs
keybindings than CUA-mode has.  Of course, it still makes your Emacs
diverge from the Emacs explained in the manuals, so in that respect
alone, it is not a learner's environment.

David Kastrup

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