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Re: Please accept M-p as well as C-p

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Please accept M-p as well as C-p
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:01:10 -0500
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On 2/13/14 10:20 AM, Ed Avis wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.  I don't mean people running bash inside Emacs.
> I just mean that when running bash standalone, you use C-p to go backwards
> in the history, but when running Emacs standalone, you use Alt-p.

Sure, I understand.  I also argue that the two programs use different
mental models.

> Since currently Alt-p doesn't do anything in bash, it could usefully be bound
> to previous-history, so that those who flip back and forth between these
> two GNU programs could keep using the same key sequence.

My point is that before making it the default, which ends up being
difficult to change, we try to get some data on whether or not that
would be the right default binding.  Maybe people who want that binding
could do it using the existing mechanisms and see how it works.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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