[linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion

Michael Schnake schnake at composition.de
Tue Jul 26 09:17:25 EDT 2005


Am Tuesday 26 July 2005 13:34 schrieb Martin Habets:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:57:27PM -0700, eviltwin69 at cableone.net wrote:
> > >> One could argue that since search in Emacs has been ^s for ages, that
> > >> those who use ^f are the ones who have broken convention for no good
> > >> reason.
> > >
> > >True, but the Emacs people should have put a stop to it years ago before
> > >IE and Mozilla and Firefox made Ctrl-F the de facto standard.  Nowadays
> > >if you want to integrate with the rest of the modern GUI desktop you'd
> > >better play ball.
> >
> >     I disagree completely.  Those who wrote Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox,
> > IE should have used the standard that was already in place.  Emacs even
> > pre-dates Mosaic. Or should they all have used the / from vi for searches
> > :-D  All of this really doesn't matter though, as Joe pointed out it's
> > nice to have standards since there are so many ;-)
>
> Just make key-bindings configurable some way. Maybe via .Xdefaults (or
> .Xsession or whatever). But most humans can deal with using 2 or 3
> different standards at a time. Hell, it probably makes them feel like
> experts!
>
> / works to search in Firefox.
> Surely Ctrl-S was used to stop scrolling on terminals since before emacs
> was around. But that does not imply it's use is reserved for that purpose
> only.

Maybe "find" simply fits better into our brave new world because it sounds so 
much more "geared towards success" than "search". Ok, maybe the computer has 
to search, but we do not want to know those nasty details, do we? One from 
the department of "there are no problems, only challenges" ;-)

Mike.


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