Re: keyboard macros
On 2019.03.28 12:58, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Not responding specifically to the following, but keyboard / keystroke
are not a strictly EMACS function, and I don't think EMACS was first.
Just saying, you don't need EMACS to get the benefit of keyboard
The package with which macros originated matters not to me; what matters
is the packages which today offer keyboard macros.
But in my case, macros are the icing on the cake. The event which
motivated me to depart from the realm of M$DOS and seek a (rodentless)
open source editor was a genuine Y2K bug, admitted by M$, which caused
M$ Word 5.0 for DOS to write garbage to the data files.
The tedious and largely-frustrating attempt to recover the text of
hundreds of Word 5.0 files taught me an indelible lesson regarding the
folly of proprietary encodings, and it taught me the propriety of the
markup approach, in which the data file contains nothing but ASCII
None of the numerous recovery packages I found back then were able to
recover text with italic, bolface, and underline, though preservation of
these attributes is infinitely more vital than is preservation of
sectioning and even of paragraph divisions.
Coming from a rodentless background (typewriter, early dedicated word
processors, and even M$ Word 5.0 for DOS), I have little use for the
rodent, and I have even less tolerance for the beast. From my
perspective, the rodent is not a cute little "mouse"; it is an ugly and