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Re: [Help-nano] getting nicely justified comments in an easy way

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] getting nicely justified comments in an easy way
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 19:17:40 +0200
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Hello Seb,

Op 31-03-19 om 17:52 schreef Seb:
> * Searching for a string in a file implies navigating the file. ^Y is a
>   nickname for "top of the file". So ^W^Y is not totally from cuckooland.
>   It's more like another way of interpreting what searching means.

I agree that in a vague sense, ^Y could be understood as "search for the
top of file".  That's probably why ^Y was in the ^W menu in Pico.  But
it stretches the meaning of searching beyond what I'm willing to allow.

> * At the end of the day, to whom does the software belong? I'm not
>   thinking like a lawyer here, about GPL and all. There is a tacit, moral
>   contract between users and developers. Users trust developers to
>   make their daily tool more and more useful while keeping it familiar.
>   Asking users to change their habits because they don't make sense in
>   your eye is not a winning proposition.

Agreed.  "More and more useful while keeping it familiar" is well worded.
I will stick the phrase above my monitor.  :)


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