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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:18:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> I was proposing folding the semantics of shift-select and mouse-select.
>> You think that would imply making shift-select worse, but we could
>> probably achieve it by making mouse-select better instead.
> mouse-select and shift-select semantics are already unified to a large
> extent.  Try it: drag a region of text with the mouse, then extend the
> region with the shift-arrow keys.  Internally, both work by setting the
> value of `transient-mark-mode' to `only'.
> Do you have a specific suggestion for improvement?

I have a suggestion: to add a single option that toggles between
1. temporary t-m-m (the value `only') of mouse-select and shift-select
2. and normal t-m-m of C-SPC and C-x C-x.

So when set, mouse-select and shift-select will behave like normal t-m-m.

Juri Linkov

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