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Re: Visit New File menu item

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Visit New File menu item
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:37:36 +0200

> From: Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:37:42 +0100
> My opinion is that "New File" is wrong if linked to the sequence "C-x C-f".
> Usually, I use "C-x C-f" both for loading ("visiting") an existing file 
> in Emacs both to create a new file (not existing!).
> Notice that other applications which have "New File" mean really a *new* 
> (i.e. creating) file. Usually they have "C-N" for "New File" and "C-O" 
> for "Open File". So using "New File" in Emacs seems misleading, unless 
> you use a different key sequence for New/Open File.
> Really I would remove the "Open File" item and would leave "Visit File" 
> (without New), with the obvious key sequence "C-x C-f".

We had that originally, but then the menu item was split in 2 (in
Emacs 23): Open File insists on the file to exist, while Visit New
File doesn't.

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