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Re: AW: delete-selection-mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: AW: delete-selection-mode
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:10:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> telling users ... about the advantage having delsel-mode off.
>>> There is none.
>> You can set the mark, move somewhere else, type stuff there, and return
>> using C-x C-x, again typing stuff there, without destroying anything you
>> have written.
>> The mark is, well, a _mark_.  Something you can set temporarily easily,
>> later to return.
> Do you really use this with t-t-m?
> There is a simple principle wrt t-t-m: when the region is active then
> keys change their usual meaning.

Those "keys" that operate on a region of text, like query-replace.
Different kettle of fish.

> With delete-selection-mode this includes <delete> and other
> self-inserting keys in addition to existing keys that already have a
> special meaning in t-m-m.

Normal text entry is affected, yes.

David Kastrup

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