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Re: basic question: going back to dired

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:00:04 +0200
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Xah <address@hidden> writes:

> The kill-this-buffer does not have a shortcut by default.

Please suggest a keybinding for this command.

> The Close command doesn't have a default shortuct. In practice, i
> think it induced a operation habit to have hundreds of past buffers
> left open. The problem with leaving buffers is that it makes buffer
> listing/switching facilities much less useful. 

I'm not under this impression.  I think the listing (C-x C-b) facility
is useful because working on many buffers is permitted.  And switching
(C-x b) is easy thanks to completion.  Ido-mode can also help here.

> This is rather common complaint even among emacs old timers


> Only in recent years of elisp study i had workaround with somewhat
> extensive self-made customization)

Maybe intensive customization leave each one of us with the impression
that his/her customization is the best for everyone and should be the
default.  I personally don't think it's a good idea to rebind C-w, for

> What made me reply here was that posts that seems to want to emphasize
> the emacs ways as better way, which in my opinion, prevents the
> modernization of emacs.

My post didn't contain such valuative considerations.


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