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Re: Minor feature idea

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Minor feature idea
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:49:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I use C-a C-k too often to want to change the C-a binding.  The existing
> movement function bindings are adequate if we want to use them.


> backward-sexp and forward-sexp feel like a better fit for navigation by
> path component. They're close enough already that I frequently use them
> to edit paths.


> Another option is to repurpose the word movement bindings. I don't know
> what to think of that. Is a filename a "word"?

No, words are smaller and have a well-defined meaning globally.
OTOH "sexp" navigation is meant to be adjusted based on the particular
syntax of the things being edited, so it fits very well with the idea of
moving by file-name component.


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