It matters when defaults suck.
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Sep 15 23:23:24 EDT 2011
Aidan Kehoe writes:
> Of course, that does not mean that I will ever have the energy and time to
> do all the arguing to enable CUA-mode by default on OS X (and, I suppose,
If you think it's that important, just do it and deal with the
fallout. If you don't feel like dealing don't. Somebody will revert
and that will be the end of it. Do it before we go into release mode,
though, because I will definitely veto and force a revert once we're
in feature freeze.
To minimize fallout, I strongly suggest that you ensure that users be
given a one-customization way to revert to traditional Emacs bindings,
including any ancillary modes you enable. To maximize usefulness, you
should also make sure that related UI packages (pending-delete mode,
for example) are also enabled.
Perhaps there could be a "recent changes in defaults" submenu to the
 No, I don't know when that will happen, probably not tomorrow or
Saturday, though. ;-)
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