Old habits die hard

Monday 1 April 2002

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.

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Dave932932 9:22 PM on 18 May 2005

I know this sounds stupid, but what would that key command do? Format your hard drive?

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Ned Batchelder 6:47 AM on 28 Dec 2005

Ctrl-U 7 0 - would do "-" 70 times, or insert a line of 70 hyphens.

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