Firefox crippling (was: What next?)
Paul A. Houle
ph18 at cornell.edu
Mon Jun 6 14:47:07 UTC 2005
On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 10:11:10 -0400, Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 07:07:02AM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>> >^W is a Unix "delete previous word" keybinding.
>> I remember using that on TOPS-20 in the early 80's. Did it inherit the
>> command line hot keys from early Unix?
> via emacs. Traditional unix never had 'delete word'. I suspect it may
> come via teco originally but lets not mention that too many times in case
> it comes back to life ;)
Can you really win by changing key bindings?
You might be able to do it with Firefox, but if you mess with my emacs
keybinding it will be just another application that gets the
rpm --erase ...
I use emacs on at least five different operating systems a day, it's bad
enough dealing with ^H-backspace-delete problems, I don't need to see it
changed. emacs is a solid application that really works, I find myself
losing work with emacs about once every two years. you can do whatever
you like with the half-working GUI "rpm --erase"ware that comes with RH,
but don't mess with tools I need to get work done.
(For instance, I need emacs so I can make configuration changes in 20
seconds that my coworker needs 20 minutes to do through the GUI because
the GUI screws things up and makes the machine go off the network.)
More information about the devel