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Re: History for query replace pairs

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: History for query replace pairs
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:15:12 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello, Juri.

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:44:01PM +0300, Juri Linkov wrote:
> > How about, simply, TAB to switch to the other field?  S-TAB doesn't exist
> > on a tty.

> I guess we could use the same key M-TAB or M-C-i as is used
> to switch to the other field in the Customization UI on a tty.

> > This would create a slight inconsistency with C-s, where TAB
> > is a self-inserting character.

> C-s uses M-TAB or M-C-i as well for completion on a tty.

Yes.  M-TAB does exist on ttys.

> >> But the main question in both cases which key to use to browse
> >> FROM-TO pairs from the minibuffer's history?  It seems both M-p and
> >> <up> should still get either FROM or TO from the history one by one,
> >> so it would be easy to reuse a previous TO for the FROM part (to
> >> invert replacements).  What about <M-up>?

> > M-up doesn't exist on a tty either.

> Then what about `<ESC> <up>'?

Bad.  It's far too cumbersome.  It's two distinct keystrokes with the two
keys being at opposite sides of the keyboard, so far apart that they
cannot even be seen at the same time.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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