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Re: Some developement questions

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:19:36 +0300

> From: hw <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:02:51 +0200
> > This is the normal way to do cursor motion in Emacs.  You can do it
> > any way you like, but we should encourage people to learn this way.
> I'm fine with encouraging people to learn these movement keys, but how
> do the available movement keys give beginners good reasons to use Emacs,
> and how do they make using it better for them?
> Beginners will probably consider "the normal way to do cursor motion in
> Emacs" as the most complicated and awkward way to do cursor motion
> anywhere.  Since motion is important when using an editor, building such
> a wall against it seems particularly well suited to scare them off to
> other editors which appear to be easier to use.
> Tutorials which take this into account more strongly might be more
> encouraging to use Emacs in the first place, and then beginners might
> want to learn the special movement keys.

The Emacs tutorial already mentions the arrow keys, before it teaches
the more ergonomic cursor motion keys.

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