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Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:13:36 -0400

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  > The point I believe in is, *It possible to make emacs easier for new users
  > to be able to start working in emacs from the beginning without sacrificing
  > any functionality for old users*
  > This need not come from changing the defaults, but rather from a startup
  > wizard or a profile which *sets the bindings/preferences according to what
  > the user wants.*

It sounds nice in principle.  However, rebinding keys in Emacs is hard
because the space of bindings is so populated.  You have to delete the
binding for some command.  As a beginner you might think that is easy
since there are so many keys you will never use -- but the commands
you guessed you don't want might be keys you will later want to learn.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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