[TxMt] i-search keybindings
bmiller at luther.edu
Wed Dec 1 16:05:18 UTC 2004
Thanks for adding the feature!
I would like to see any movement key (except backspace) get me out of
I don't think it makes sense to edit the search string that you have
written incrementally. If I make a mistake in incremental search it is
usually apparent after the first wrong character I type.
On Dec 1, 2004, at 9:32 AM, Wayne Larsen wrote:
> On 1-Dec-04, at 8:53 AM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> Maybe this is why reverse search doesn't work for you Wayne?
> That did it, thanks!
>> Regarding aborting the search with movement keys, that would pretty
>> much make it impossible to go back and make edits in the search
>> string (other than backspace), but maybe no-one does that?
> Line up/down would not cause any limitations. You're right though
> that character forward/back would prevent the edits to the search
> string. It is a tradeoff -- I see the value of canceling the search
> with those keys being better than the ability to edit the search
> string with them. My argument pretty much comes down to "That's how
> emacs does it" though. :)
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Brad Miller, Ph.D.
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