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Re: Some developement questions

From: hw
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:21:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: hw <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, Phil Sainty
>> <address@hidden>, Emacs development discussions
>> <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,
>> address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:35:12 +0200
>> Who would use word-wise movement while reading info documents?
> Everybody.  For starters, suppose you want to copy/paste some text
> from the manual to somewhere else.  And there are many more use cases
> that need fine-grained cursor motion in Info buffers.

Word-wise motion is anything but fine-grained, and you can still move
word-wise with Ctrl-left and Ctrl-right.

Did you set your key repeat to be utterly slow, or did you turn it off

Other software also uses Ctrl-left and Ctrl-right, so why would anyone,
especially new Emacs users, think of using something so unlikely as
Alt-left or Alt-right for cursor movement?

There are other reasons, too, like using Alt requires using two hands,
which is ok for infrequent things like history movement, and silly for
cursor movement.

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