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Re: Suggestion: Mapping of M-g should be goto-line

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Suggestion: Mapping of M-g should be goto-line
Date: 28 Mar 2004 19:37:24 +0200
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address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs) writes:

> * Fri 2004-03-26 Miles Bader <miles <AT> gnu.org>

> | In any case Jari's comment seems just plainly wrong -- it's _much_
> | easier to type multiple keystroke bindings if all keys in the
> | sequence use the same modifier: e.g., to type C-c C-c C-c, just
> | (1) hold down the the control key with one finger, and (2) hit `c'
> | three times with the other finger.
> This assumes, that one indeed uses two hand on keyboard.

Not at all.  I can easily type C-c C-c with the left hand.  In
fact, even when I am typing with both hands, I use just the left hand
for C-c C-c and it is quite fast.

> I use left hand on keyboard and right hand on mouse almost 90 % of
> the time. I have found it more efficient and faster.  In cases,
> where it's impossible to reach keys with left hand I have to shift
> both hands to keyboard.

But it isn't with C-c.

> To throw another perspective, think about disabled persons which may
> not have good hand coordination or strength. Keeping keys down is
> harder that using non-modifier keys:
>         C-c c c    vs.  C-c C-c C-c  

We should cater for the ergonomics of the most common users first.
Disabled persons will rebind their keys for their most common
applications, anyway.

We should try to cater for their needs as long as it does not
negatively impact more common users.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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