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Re: region-active-p

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: region-active-p
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:59:30 +0900

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Personally I think we should just use region-active-p, with non-empty
>> test by default -- the incompatibility with xemacs is minor, and I
>> think it's far more important that the code in Emacs be clear.  I'm
>> sure package authors can cope in those (very few) cases where it
>> actually makes any difference.
> But the standard test _is_ (and transient-make-mode mark-active) and has
> been so for eternities.  And it will stay that way for external packages
> for a long time to come.  So we will get inconsistent behavior.

Who cares?  In most cases, the new behavior is _better_.

In other words, it seems likely that the number of times a user is
_helped_ because the new behavior is more intuitive, will exceed the
number of times a user is confused because the behavior is not 100% the
same as it was previously.


My books focus on timeless truths.  -- Donald Knuth

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