----- "Ralf Corsepius" <rc040203(a)freenet.de> wrote:
Per Bothner wrote:
> "Jerry Amundson" <jamundso(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> The downside of C-A-Bs accidentally typed hurts users
> who may not know what happened, and thus may give X a had name.
Are you serious?
Yes. I'm not saying accidentally typing C-A-Bs is a significant
factor in giving X a bad name - just that the cost-benefit tradeoff
to me suggests the traditional behavior isn't really a good idea.
Except that every couple of years, a groups of vocal folks
newcomers) complains about it when accidentally hitting it, nothing
actually serious has happened.
I'm not complaining for myself - but in this case I'd weigh higher
the concerns of newcomers than somebody somebody who thinks they
need a one-key-combination shortcut for killing X. I can't take
seriously the complaint that switching to a virtual terminal to
kill X is too much work - if that is the case, your workload is
highly atypical ...
(Lest you think I'm a newcomer: 20 years ago my day job at
Digital Equipment Corporation was optimizing an X server driver.)