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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 01:56:55 +0200

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 01:49, Bastien Guerry <address@hidden> wrote:

> No, surely mine.  I just wanted to say: if new users are not too much
> complaining about the terminology, let's not fix something that is not
> broken.

OK. The trouble is, we will never now about the users that simply
abandon Emacs because of the terminology.

I'm not suggesting that's the only, or main, difficulty, of course.
The first (but not last) time I tried Emacs and failed, I was simply
frustrated that there was no simple menu option to say "just save the
current size and position of the main window" [frame, in fact].

> Do you seriously think that the terms "buffers, frames and keybindings"
> make it difficult for new users to learn Emacs?

Yes, for some people. Not all who learn Emacs have english as his
native language, and not all terminology is equally simple, or common.
I find "keybinding" horrible to this day, and I dislike "frame" almost
as much.

  Juanma




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