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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Ken Harris <kengruven@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
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: <d97bec7a0902021746m5c3f4397j801b92bb024c21e2@mail.gmail.com>

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

      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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