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Re: bug#7260: 24.0.50; DEL screwed up

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: bug#7260: 24.0.50; DEL screwed up
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:31:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

* Richard Stallman [2010-10-22 12:22] writes:

>     > I think most people now agree that `C-x C-x' shouldn't activate the
>     > region when transient-mark-mode is switched on, but nobody 
>     > has actually altered that function to stop doing this.
> C-x C-x is the main way to activate an existing region in Transient
> Mark mode.  To make that require C-u will be a different pain in the
> neck.
> The change for C-d and DEL to delete all regions was too radically
> incompatible to make made without polling the users first.  The right
> thing to do is take that change out, then address the issue the right
> way: by polling the users.

I haven't been asked, but I too think C-x C-x should not activate the
region.  That always annoyed me.


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