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Re: [O] [RFC] Proposal for rebindings in Org 8.3

From: Achim Gratz
Subject: Re: [O] [RFC] Proposal for rebindings in Org 8.3
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:26:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Bastien writes:
> What I don't understand is why keeping the right control key between
> C-c and C-' is harder than releasing the control key between C-c and
> ' (or " as also proposed.)  My experience (which seems the same than
> Nick's) is that holding the control key down is easier/faster.

That depends on the keyboard layout, but if pressing "'" requires the
use of the right hand, then you'd need to switch to the laft for
pressing Control (unless you were chording it with the right hand, which
is probably a bad thing for anyone inflicted with RSI).

> (I wonder if any serious ergonomical study has been done for Emacs
> beybindings depending on keyboards.)

Quite certainly not.  There are oodles of keybindings that really don't
work sensibly with anything but a UNIX keyboard and the whole concept is
clearly inspired by the Lisp Machine "Space Cadet" keyboard.  I wish I'd
still have my Sun Type4 keyboard… Similarly, you really don't get why
anybody thought "\" was a good path separator until you take a look at
the original PC/XT keyboard (it was also a non-modifier key on most
terminal keyboards at the time, but "/" was more prominent there).

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