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Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 02:22:21 +0200

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:16 AM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>    Thanks.  But we're discussing here what to do with C-d: for `delete' we
>    already decided that it should delete an active region (by default).
>    Whether you agree with this `delete' behavior is irrelevant.
> It won't bother anyone for `delete' to delete the region.  Making
> `backspace' do so is the change that will bother lots of users.

However a lot of other people also expect C-d to delete the visible
region. I think we really need to get compatibility of this kind
implemented. (I have some ideas for it, but I have a lack of time at
the moment so I have preferred not to say much about it.)

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