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Re: `insert' deactivates active region

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `insert' deactivates active region
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 08:11:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     I do think it is a bug.  The problem is that deactivate-mark is global
>     whereas mark-active (which is deactivated through the deactivate-mark
>     variable) is buffer-local.
> It is not a bug, but it could be a misfeature.
> However, changing it would be risky--other things might break.  I
> think it is safer to keep this unchanged.

I agree that it is not clear what a solution to this bug/misfeature would
look like exactly and that for now it's safer to keep it unchanged.


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