When running the interactive merge, the "L" (left) key is on the right of the keyboard
and the "R" (right) is on the left of the keyboard. Anyone else see a user confusing
Suggestion: use "<" ">" without the shift.. ie, "," and "." keys? or some other set of
logical keys that actually have left on the left and right on the right.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. select file to interactively merge
3. use "l" and "r" keys
This is a good idea...I always catch my self thinking "left side" and hitting 'r' with my left hand, then having to Ctrl-C and start over.
Don't forget that not everyone has the same keyboard layout
for instance '>' and '<' are the same key on my keyboard
So i don't think this would be a good idea
i think l for left and r for right makes the most sense
I guess I opened this as a RFC (request for comments) and possible improvement.
The example of < > characters was just one possibility. Due to the nature of the querty layout, the L key and R key are backwards and prone to error, regardless of training.
So, I'm hoping to generate some discussion for alternatives that are intuitive as well as standard across keyboards.
Another random thought was to possibly use the "vi" key commands for left and right.
Eventually, I figure, we'll stumble across a very intuitive solution.
Woouldn't 1 for left and 2 for right work? If you use the keys above the letters or the numpad they're in the proper order, and you could use the 1 from the top row, and the 2 from the numpad for more seperation if you wanted.
how about the left and right arrow keys?
they make even more sense in this context.
Wasn't sure how cross platform the left and right arrow keys were... but seems logical.
or maybe right/left shift keys ...
that way you're sure to get both hands in action
*** Bug 60234 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The change in functionality requested here is part of the default merge
command "sdiff". This can be changed in /etc/etc-update.conf to something more
to your liking.