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Re: fill-paragraph-or-region

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: fill-paragraph-or-region
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 09:57:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     It seems like a bad idea to me: fill-paragraph is already complex enough:
>     what's the benefit of conflating the two?

> The benefit is to keep `fill-paragraph' as the name of the command
> that M-q runs.  That name is better even though it now has the feature
> of doing something different for certain interactive calls.

> The complexity added to `fill-paragraph' is a handful of lines.
> Not significant.

OK, actually the consistency with the other commands that obey the region (if
transient-mark-mode is set and the region is active) is a good argument.


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