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Re: A modern-mode?

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: A modern-mode?
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:58:11 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)

I see what you mean, but I do not see how this would help newcomers.

I think one easily accessible ready to go set of more modern/friendly defaults can help new users getting started.

The problem is that Emacs developers would have to agree on what that set of "more modern / friendly defaults" is, which is unlikely to happen. Again, different people have (very!) different ideas of what "modern / friendly" is.

A few examples, in the defaults you suggested:

- fido-mode: in another thread Eli explained that in his opinion icomplete's behavior is not intuitive enough for newcomers, and I (and probably others) agree with what he said

- global-auto-revert-mode: I would strongly object to this, having your editor doing something without asking you for a confirmation is not something many newcomers would find intuitive

- winner-mode: I don't understand why you would turn this on, IMO having C-c <left> and C-c <right> to undo window changes is useless for a newcomer, and C-c <left> / <right> is not a keybinding they can guess by themselves.

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