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Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful

From: dhruva
Subject: Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:25:20 +0530

> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> To:address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:15:23 +0200
> Subject: Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful
>> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:06:08 +0200
>> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> > From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> > Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:45:25 +0200
>> >
>> > > Deleting an active region with Backspace is a bad idea, IMO: that's
>> > > not how other apps behave, while this feature exists to be compatible
>> > > with other apps.
>> >
>> > Just tried it in the location bar of firefox.  Backspace certainly does
>> > delete an active region there.
>> Firefox does a lot of things that others don't.
> And in any case, hitting <Delete> is a customary op, so removing it is
> not a good idea.
> P.S.  Note that I don't use active regions at all, so my personal
> habits will not be affected either way.

For deleting a a portion of text, I always use the shift->Arrow
selection to mark it and hit backspace to
delete the region. Since shift->arrow key does not work when I use
"emacs -nw" mode, I struggle. To
summarize, I heavily depend on ability to delete regions using the
backspace. I just hope it does not change. It may be a relic of being
a windows user but old habits die hard!


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