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Re: [zzdev] Window management and Emacs (Was: July wishlist)
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] Window management and Emacs (Was: July wishlist)
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 20:53:32 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.981101194215.2750A-100001@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
Hey, I know and admire emacs.
HowEVer, I am trying to steer this development project
(inadequately but bravely staffed) in a particular direction
which I consider coherent.
Additions and variants are welcome, but let's put them
in variant compilations. That way at least one of us
(with seniority) gets exactly what he's wanted a long time.
At 07:45 PM 11/1/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> BIG WINDOWS
>> Full-screen cell view with quad window.
>I think it would be better if it managed windows similar to the way
>the emacs editor does. In emacs, you can create and destroy windows
>operations apply to the current window. There are key sequences for:
> Split the current window horizontally
> Split the current window vertically
> Change the size of the current window
> Destroy the current window and expand the other windows to fit
>In ZigZag, each window would have its own cursor. Most operations
>could take place in the `current' window instead of in some predefined
>`data' window. The user could still have a `data' and an `action'
>window if they wanted. This would free up half the keys on the
>keyboard. Instead of having sfecDd dupplicate the functionality of
>jli,Kk you would just use jli,Kk for everything; if the data window
>was selected, the keys would move the data cursor, and if the action
>window was selected they'd move the action cursor.
>Attached is a picture of a typical emacs session.
>mjd@xxxxxxxxx Mark-Jason Dominus
>mjd@xxxxxxxxxx Plover Systems, Philadelphia, PA
>Attachment Converted: "c:\eudora\eudora.lt.05.09 stripped\attach\emacs.gif"
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