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Re: [Emacs-diffs] scratch/highlight-n-windows 6da5ca1 2/2: Set `mark-act

From: Oleh Krehel
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] scratch/highlight-n-windows 6da5ca1 2/2: Set `mark-active' to selected window
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:38:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Should I apply this change or wait until I figure out how to make the
>> mark window-local?
> While trying it out I noticed that it introduces behavior which some
> users will find unexpected: while the highlighting only happens in the
> window where the mark was set, mark-active is non-nil in all windows
> displaying that buffer, so the commands will behave according to
> "the mark is active" while the user may think "it's not highlighted, so
> the mark is not active".
> IOW, it's a cute hack, but I don't think it's right.  Sorry.

Of course, that was the point of the current change: just to get rid of
the visual distraction.
It's not going to get intuitive until the mark becomes window-local.

But I would take not-annoying over non-intuitive any day though:)


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