<slightly OT> Linux Counter updated!!
craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Sep 24 02:01:31 UTC 2011
On Sat, 2011-09-24 at 01:52 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 23 September 2011 19:38, Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:39:35 +0100
> > Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I can't get my head around EMACS - because however
> >> wonderful and powerful it might be, it doesn't use the basic control
> >> keys that have been around for 25y now.
> > Ah, but EMACS and its shortcut keys predate that 25 years by another 10
> > years (initial EMACS release was in 1976). Why doesn't everything use
> > the older EMACS bindings?
> Oh, absolutely, yes - and a good catch. :¬D
> You're right. And a few things either do use Emacs keys or are based
> on Emacs - like, I believe, the late lamented Borland Sprint word
> But CUA was intended as a standard and it has caught on.
> In the 1980s and early 1990s I learned /dozens/ of sets of key
> bindings. I was a master of WordStar 3, 4, 5, 2000 & Express,
> WordPerfect, LocoScript, DisplayWrite, MultiMate, Word for DOS, Word
> for Mac, Word for Windows, WriteNow, Nisus, The Last Word, Tasword,
> Pc-Write, XYWrite, Samna Word Pro and I am sure more that I forget.
> But since then, since Windows 3, /everyone/ has adopted the CUA keys.
> They are /the/ standard now.
> So, I'm sorry, but frankly, it's time the grand old man of text
> editors conformed too.
won't ever happen
btw... 'joe' editor uses WordStar keybindings
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