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Re: basic question: going back to dired

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:02:46 +0200

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 09:19, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

> "C-x" in general is a prefix for "major" commands, and "C-c" was
> historically used to kill a program (you could question the significance
> of "C-c" itself, but it was used so universally, its meaning was quite
> firmly established).
> Thus "C-x C-c" is a fairly logical binding, if you ask me.

Well, C-c to me has the meaning of "killing a program", yes, which,
Emacs terminology notwithstanding, is not the same as exiting a
program (yes, I know that many programs do orderly exits after a C-c,
but to my Windows-tainted eyes, C-c is using violence against the
unsuspecting process).

> Now, the logic behind "Alt-F4" is, ... what, exactly?

It is as arbitrary as C-c to killing a program, or C-x for major
commands. And it is (in a Windows context) obviously related to Alt-F4
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