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Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:01:40 +0300

> From: Yuan Fu <casouri@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 15:30:56 -0400
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> I generally agree with your point. However, what I have in mind is not 
> changing defaults, but rather a configuration wizard, that can prompt user 
> and let him select from Emacs binding vs CUA binding, Emacs undo vs simple 
> undo/redo, themes, etc. I’ve seen such wizard in Intellj Idea, Spacemacs, 
> etc. Something like (just an example):
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Set UI themes:
> <some C code>
> - [ ] default
> - [ ] dark
> - [ ] ...
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Keybinding notation:
>     C (control)   Ctrl
>     M (meta)      Alt/Option
>     s (super)     Windows/Command
>     S (shift)     Shift

I don't think this scales.  Emacs has thousands of options, I'm
guessing hundreds of them are important for the audience you have in
mind.  You will get a huge set of many options that people with
"TL;DR" state of mind will never be able to review, let alone decide
what is for them.

The grouping of the options must be based on some "themes" or similar,
to be useful.  The challenge is, of course, to come up with a useful
list of such "themes", and then decide which options should each theme

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