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Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:50:14 -0500

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  > > Users who learn move the cursor with arrow keys in Emacs experience
  > > slow editing.  We should get them started the way that works better.

  > I have doubts that you have any strong evidence for this.

Of course I do.  I've watched people edit, and when they move
their hands to the arrow keys that takes time.

  > In addition, there is the
  > mouse.

Using the mouse is extremely slow each time.
That is why I never use it for editing.

  > The mouse and arrows keys also have an additional huge advantage: they
  > work any where, including outside Emacs.

That's why we made Emacs support them.  But that has nothing to do
with the question at hand, which is how we should recommend people use

Dr Richard Stallman
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