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Re: Quit help for someone new to Emacs

From: 조성빈
Subject: Re: Quit help for someone new to Emacs
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 01:54:03 +0900

Zhu Zihao <address@hidden> 작성:

Well, it's not a joke. I found Vim will give a hint for new user how can they
really quit Vim when they try to press "C-c".

I know there's detailed message in splash screen describes that how to quit. But
if a new user use Emacs to open a file directly(e.g. run "emacs .bashrc" in
bash). They can't see this useful message.

For Emacs, "C-c" is preserved for user bindings. So it's always empty for a
Emacs without any user configuration. IMO, it maybe useful to pop a message
"Press 'C-x C-c' ('C-' means Ctrl-) to quit Emacs" in echo area when someone hit
"C-c" frequently.

Looks like the feature might only be activated when there is no .emacs or ~/.emacs.d directory. (I’m assuming that most new users that don’t know Emacs enough to not know (or search, learn) how to quit Emacs won’t have already configured Emacs.)

What about a ‘C-c C-c’ default binding that only gets activated when there is no init file?

And no doubt that this feature can be controlled via a Lisp

In my proposal, that would just be binding C-c C-c to (message "Press 'C-x C-c' ('C-' means Ctrl-) to quit Emacs") (or some function that Emacs uses to display the message) so I’m not sure if there needs another variable.

What's your opinions?

Great idea, IMO.



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