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Re: How to mark a rectangle

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How to mark a rectangle
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 21:28:04 +0300

> From: "Richard" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:02:57 +0200
>  "Eli"posted the following on 2006-04-06:
> >> From: "billy" <address@hidden>
> >> Date: 6 Apr 2006 08:31:28 -0700
> >> 
> >> I have searched this news groups and searched the manual pages.  I can
> >> find nothing, probebly overlooking, as to how to mark a rectangle.  I
> >> find plenty of stuff to deal with it, but not how to get it.
> >
> > Strange, I see this in the Emacs manual (Node "Rectangles"):
> >
> >        When you must specify a rectangle for a command to work on, you do it
> >     by putting the mark at one corner and point at the opposite corner.  The
> >     rectangle thus specified is called the "region-rectangle" because you
> >     control it in much the same way as the region is controlled.  But
> >     remember that a given combination of point and mark values can be
> >     interpreted either as a region or as a rectangle, depending on the
> >     command that uses them.
> I fairness to the OP, that says nothing about how to mark the
> rectangle and manipulate it. e.g related commands, hiliting the
> rectangle as opposed to the entire sub-region etc.

But the OP only asked about how to _mark_ the rectangle, not how to
operate on it!  And the paragraph I cited clearly says ".. put the
mark at one corner and point at the opposite corner."  What can be
more clear than that?  And how is that citation unfair to the OP?

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