Re: nethack popularity contest - number_pad?
* Joshua Kwan
> Searching for a general consensus here...
> These days Debian's nethack packages contain default nethackrcs which
> enable number_pad style controls (instead of hjkl keys) by default, due
> to a bug filed on the packages a long time ago. Of course, there are some
> who like it and some who don't. It's too trivial to ask a debconf question
> about it upon install so it boils down to a popularity contest.
> Which is better? I like the default keys because you learn how to use
> nvi very efficiently knowing the hjkl-style keys :) I'm searching for as
> many opinions as possible so please speak up!
I'd like it to be hjkl, for several reasons. For once, it's the
default upstream behaviour, and I see no compelling reason to deviate
from that. Apart from that, I personally like the normal way better,
because my laptop doesn't even have a number pad, and it's much easier
to do other commands, such as check the armour status with "[", when
my right hand is normally resting over the hjkl keys, as opposed to
the number pad.