Old habits die hard

Monday 1 April 2002This is more than 21 years old. Be careful.

I haven’t used Emacs for almost 10 years (the reliance on control keys hurt my hands, and the promise of customization proved too tempting to the hacker in me). But today, while typing a text file, I wanted to make a line of hyphens, and instinctively started to type Ctrl-U 7 0 -. Somehow my hands remembered that. It even took me a split second to realize what my hands were trying to do. Wild.


I know this sounds stupid, but what would that key command do? Format your hard drive?
Ctrl-U 7 0 - would do "-" 70 times, or insert a line of 70 hyphens.

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