[OS X Emacs] forward-word binding
Tom Van Vleck
thvv at multicians.org
Sat Aug 2 10:11:55 EDT 2008
On Aug 1, 2008, at 7:09 PM, Nathaniel Cunningham wrote:
> FYI, the change was made in order to match standard OS X behavior.
> (Option-left/right was similarly intended to be changed to backward/
> forward-word in 1.4, but your email has brought it to my attention
> that it was missed somehow!)
Many of us use Emacs on multiple different platforms in the same day.
Switching our behavior back and forth depending on the platform is
I think that where behavior is the same on all Emacsen it should be
left that way in Aquamacs.
The beauty of Aquamacs was that it added behavior for flower-whatever
to the existing Emacs function, without conflict with what was there.
Operating systems come and go. My Emacs habits have developed over
almost 30 years.
I expect that I will be using Emacs on Mac OS XI, XII, etc.
I was happy to see some features flow in the other direction, with OS
X adopting ctrl-F and so on in Mail.app.
I would prefer that gratuitous changes to existing Emacs behavior in
should be opt-in rather than opt-out. Go ahead, experiment, add new
to the menus. Some will be wonderful, and each person can each adopt
them as desired and when convenient.
The ones, like changing ctrl-right, that conflict with usage on other
systems, I won't adopt.
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