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Re: CUA-theme?

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: CUA-theme?
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:29:38 +0200

>>>>> On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:08:50 +0200, Daniele Nicolodi <daniele@grinta.net> 
>>>>> said:

    Daniele> On 16/09/2020 15:29, Stefan Monnier wrote:
    >> Would it make sense to define a new custom-theme (or minor-mode until
    >> custom-theme can handle that) which makes Emacs's behavior match the
    >> "standard" in most other applications?

    Daniele> If I understand correctly the recent discussions, one of the main 
    Daniele> is to make Emacs more accessible to newcomers. In this respect, 
are we
    Daniele> sure that using the "theme" concept, associated (outside the Emacs
    Daniele> world) with customizing how applications looks, to configure the
    Daniele> application behavior is a good idea?

    Daniele> Reportedly, one of the things that newcomers struggle with is the
    Daniele> peculiar and unique jargon used to describe Emacs concepts. This 
    Daniele> add one more. I think the concept of "mode" as something that 
    Daniele> application behavior is well established and easier to explain.

Except you then engender confusion with the Emacs concept of
modes. Perhaps we should call them 'user type profiles' or something,
then we could call them 'new-to-emacs-profile', 'vanilla-profile', etc.


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