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Re: vi-keys not at all like vi.

From: Robin Lee Powell
Subject: Re: vi-keys not at all like vi.
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 03:38:04 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 09:25:23AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> > In particular, 'j' and 'k' move the buffer up or down by one line, but
> > do not move the cursor.
> vi-keys are actually modeled after Less more than after vi.

Yeah, I gathered that.  If it wasn't for trying to get to previous
links, I wouldn't mind.

> What would you suggest that `j' an `k' should do in Info?

Move the cursor up and down, as opposed to the whole buffer.

> > This makes it nearly impossible to get back to
> > a line above the line one is currently on to select a previous node.
> > And having to hit C-x RET to enter a node is just silly.
> Well, both Less and vi don't have an equivalent for such a function, so I 
> simply relocated the normal RET to its C-x sibling.

True.  Personally, I'd like RET to do it's normal thing in vi mode, but
if you're going for less-likeness I can see how that would be annoying.

> Again, suggestions for better key bindings are welcome.
> (FWIW, the current key bindings were reviewed by one hardcore vi and Less 
> user, and he was quite pleased IIRC.)

Wow.  So how _do_ you get to a link that's above the cursor in vi mode,


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