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Re: C-f, C-b, C-n and C-p or right, left, down, up?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: C-f, C-b, C-n and C-p or right, left, down, up?
Date: 07 Oct 2003 23:11:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Hans-Christoph Wirth <> writes:

> Barry Margolin <> wrote:
> >  In article <>,
> >  Sven Utcke  <> wrote:
> > >Well, considering where C-y is on an american keyboard (it's fine on a
> > >German one, incidentially), makes one wonder if Emacs control
> > >sequences where ever designed for anything but mnemonic value --- Most
> > >of them certainly are in strange places.
> >  
> >  Almost all the key bindings that have been around since the early
> >  days (late 70's) were chosen solely for mnemonic value.  I don't
> >  think ergonomics was given much consideration at all (I don't
> >  recall hearing about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or RSI until several
> >  years later).
> I'd bet that vi's ZZ command (that is shift z z) is chosen because
> it is very easy to type.  (If you switch to the qwerty layout as I
> always do.)

Uh, vi's hjkl commands certainly have also been chosen because of
that.  But we were not talking about vi here.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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