From: Carsten Dominik <email@example.com> To: Ken Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: C-a and C-e in org-mode Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:09:12 +0100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <9B9CA781-7DB1-4E5E-B75D-84950A2E7A55@uva.nl> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Hi Ken, this is working now correctly in the git version. If there are no problems with the change, I will try to get them as bug fixes into Emacs 23, in a few days. Thanks for the report. - Carsten On Feb 3, 2009, at 2:46 AM, Ken Harris wrote: > Hi Carsten, > >> Hmmm, why would you ever want to call thee commands with >> a prefix argument? That did not occur to me, which is why these >> commands do not care about it. > > Do you mean "what does it do"? It goes down by that many lines first. > > Do you mean "what's the practical value"? I'm right-handed, so I > frequently move my right hand over to the mouse to test my program, > but my left hand always stays on the keyboard (what else would it > do?). On my keyboard layout, I can hit all of C-u, C-a, C-e, C-p, > C-k, and C-y with my left hand, so I can a whole lot of simple > navigation editing without putting down the mouse (or mousing back > over to my emacs window). If C-a and C-e can't use numeric prefixes, > I need twice as many hands to move the cursor down. :-) > > More generally, I have many years of experience with the emacs > keybindings. A mode should have a really good reason to change the > built-ins. (Steve Yegge's js2-mode also screws up some of these, but > has what are essentially unbreak-my-keybindings variables to let you > work around them.) It looks like this is not a case of it being > intentional, but merely that nobody has gotten around to it yet. > That's fine, but I'm simply reporting that some of us would like this > fixed. :-) > > > - Ken
prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-02-15 21:09 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-01-28 21:58 Ken Harris 2009-01-29 23:16 ` Carsten Dominik 2009-02-03 1:46 ` Ken Harris 2009-02-03 15:22 ` Carsten Dominik 2009-02-03 15:34 ` Dale Smith 2009-02-03 15:40 ` Manish 2009-02-15 21:09 ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
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