<slightly OT> Linux Counter updated!!
lproven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 01:58:12 UTC 2011
On 24 September 2011 03:01, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> 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
Well, actually, there is a CUA mode that does a few of them and an
extension that adds more, but I'm greedy and want all the menus and so
on as well.
But if I want it, I reckon I'll have to learn Lisp and do it myself.
So, you're right, pretty sure it won't ever happen.
> btw... 'joe' editor uses WordStar keybindings
Oh yes indeed, I know, but thanks for the tip all the same! But
WordStar is something I am quite glad is 2 decades behind me, TBH. :¬)
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