[OT] Keyboard layout, was Re: PEP318

Stefan Eischet stefan at eischet.com
Fri Aug 13 18:32:45 CEST 2004


On 13.08.2004, at 13:39, Michael Hudson wrote:

> Sion Arrowsmith <siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
>
>> Roy Smith  <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>>> Sion Arrowsmith <siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> As someone who's just started using a Mac for the first time(*),
>>>> I'd like to add that it's not always plain-sailing on an English
>>>> keyboard.
>>> What's wrong with Mac keyboards?
>>
>> No @, hence tangential relevance to PEP318 (and a point against
>> pies, before or after the def). Unless you can remember it's on
>> option-3.
>
> Huh?  On *my* mac <wink> @ is shift-2 and # is option-3.  And I live
> with the latter, and I type it far more often than anyone is ever
> going to type @ for decorators...

My german iBook uses ALT-L for @, which by itself is not a very big 
problem. But as an added bonus, the german PC keyboard puts @ at 
ALTGR+Q (right alt key), which directly translates into APPLE-Q. You 
know, like in "Quit".
Common exclamation: "I just want to type an email address. Where is the 
program gone?!"
(This means that if I use my usual PC-worker's keypress to type @, it 
should kill IDLE. Considering how I like the decorator syntax, this 
might actually be a feature... ;-) )

// stefan at eischet.com //




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