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Re: AW: delete-selection-mode

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: AW: delete-selection-mode
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:49:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> More importantly, it's consistent with the existing semantics of
> transient mark mode.  Many Emacs commands act on the region when it's
> active, and it seems natural for DEL to be one of these commands.
> By contrast, it's not clear to me that self-inserting characters ought
> to "act on the region" in the sense of replacing its contents.

As I understand from counter-arguments, opponents agree with
self-inserting characters replacing the region, but only when
the region is activated explicitly, and not by side-effects of
setting the mark or exchanging the mark and point.

Juri Linkov

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