Re: IDE for C++: KDevelop vs Emacs vs Other
From: Ian Bell (itb_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 17:36:37 +0000
Måns Rullgård wrote:
> Let me attempt to draw a message box I've seen a few times:
> | |
> | Error saving file |
> | |
> | [Yes] [No] [Cancel] |
> | |
> Would you kindly explain to me what those three choices will do?
No idea. There is nothing to prevent a crap interface being designed using
any system. At least buttons with names on has the potential to be
>>> Some icons have become somewhat standard for certain operations,
>>> but there are always some programs that use them to mean something
>>> else, so you anyway have to check first (though it's not obvious
>>> how that should be done). Emacs has a very easy way of finding out
>>> exactly what a certain key does.
>> But no easy way of finding the key sequence that does what you want
>> it too.
> Oh, but it does, see. C-h w runs the command where-is, which prompts
> you for the name of a command, and answers with the key binding for
> that command. If you can't remember or guess the name of the command,
> use C-h a. It lets you search for all command names and explanations
> matching a regular expression. Show me one other program that can do
Now that is really usefull information. I have said all along I would
*like* to use emacs, but the prospect of having to learn all its key
sequences is daunting. Thank you for that very usefull tip. Now if the
other emacs users could be as constructive we could make some real
P.S AFAIK all WIndoso help programs let you search.