Meta Binds Part 2: A peeve with paragraphs12 Jul 2014, by Artur Malabarba.
Meta Binds post series
Emacs is an intelligent editor in more ways than one. Instead of
hardcoding its movement functions (such as
forward-paragraph), they're implemented in terms of delimiters which
are configured by each major-mode. It works beautifully for functions,
but it feels like a stone in my shoe for paragraphs.
Say what you will, but a paragraph delimiter is a blank line. Whichever mode I'm in, that's where I expect to go when I hit M-e and it annoys me to no end when some major-mode changes that.
By no means am I the first to be bothered by this. Both Xah Lee and
Magnar Sveen, for instance, also complain about this in
(I'm more bothered by
LaTeX-mode). Had I the bravery to delve into the mailing lists, I'd no doubt
find posts on this that are older than me.
Does paragraph navigation ever get on your nerves?