So far my favourite thing about emacs is that the “GNU and Freedom” help entry is followed immediately by the all caps notice disclaiming any warranty or responsibility for the software at all.

The “GNU and freedom” link doesn’t work. The disclaimer link sure does though.

I am presently not understanding the commitment to the idea that a ‘meta’ key is something that has existed in the wild since 1980.

@mhoye I don't really understand why they didn't just do a mass search&replace from "M-" to "Alt-" 20 years ago. Same with "kill and yank" to "cut and paste"

@fraggle @mhoye Doesn’t meta-key refer to alt on Windows/Linux and cmd on Mac?

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