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Re: Overriding emacs key bindings

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Overriding emacs key bindings
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 04:02:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <> writes:

> But I also agree on the point that there's
> nothing wrong with using M-x and
> a descriptive name for rarely used commands.
> Though long names don't bother me beacuse
> autocompletion (either vanilla Emacs, or
> Icicles/Ivy/whatever).

Autocompletion I don't like - it reminds me of
my VB5, Eclipse, MS SQL Server, and .net days
(which all were few but traumatic) - for sure,
in Emacs it is much better, as with TAB it
happens at your discretion, and not instantly,
all the time, and everywhere!

Still, 1) I don't like to see the "false hits"
as it takes 1 per mille of the mindfulness to
see "something-gnus", when you look for
"something-groff", and 2) I like to think my
memory improves from memorizing either the long
names, or, if too long, my aliases which are
shorter and should click with my memory better
as 1) I wrote them, and 2) the correspond to
my thinking.

Now this message is 1) written, and 2) sent.

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