Gmail eats Python

Cameron Simpson cs at
Thu Jul 30 02:45:14 CEST 2015

On 29Jul2015 18:32, Laura Creighton <lac at> wrote:
>In a message of Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:35:15 -0700, Rustom Mody writes:
>>- I should not have to customize emacs so that CTRL/A, CTRL/E, CTRL/N, and
>>CTRL/P continue to work the way they've done since the mid-1970s.
>>etc etc
>>¹ emacs 18 dates from around 1992 (!!)
>No, the original one was written in 1976.
>These control characters are the very basic move characters in emacs.
>People have always been free to remap them if they want them to do
>something else, but waking up in the morning and discovering that you
>cannot move to the front of your current line, to the end ot it, one line
>up and one line down  because somebody has changed this ***for everybody***
>would get me quite upset, too.

Yeah, I'd be annoyed too. I'm a vi user, but use the emacs mode for shell 
command line editing as it is modeless. ^A, ^E, ^P and ^N are really quite 

>Laura (happy emacs user since 1979)

Cameron Simpson <cs at> (happy vi user since 1985)

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