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Re: basic question: going back to dired

From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:12:53 +0200
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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
> to close a document.

Actually Alt-F4 closes a window (frame), which I believe is bound to
C-x 5 0 in Emacs.  Both are about as arbitrary as shortcuts can get.
Can we move on now?

Nikolaj Schumacher

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