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Re: emacs terminology

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: emacs terminology
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 21:12:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Y. E. wrote:

>> I don't know how it came to be used, but you can find more
>> info here:
>> It says this comes from TECO, and was already in use in the
>> early 1960s. And Emacs is not the only editor using this
>> terminology: vi does as well, its command to yank a line is
>> yy or Y. "Paste" came later, in 1970s.
> Yes, emacs.SE question also links to the unix.SE in the
> first comment.
> Anyway, the visibility of that answer-in-the-comment at
> unix.SE was very questionable, so I added a more
> Emacs-oriented _community wiki_ answer to emacs.SE (based on
> the already mentioned comment):
> Fixes and improvement are, by definition, welcome
> from everyone.

Maybe add a line saying the origin for the words kill and yank
in particular maybe is mnemonic (the y key, yank; the
k key, kill) like Luca theorized ...

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