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Re: Emacs block indentation


From: John A Pershing Jr
Subject: Re: Emacs block indentation
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 15:32:48 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (windows-nt)

Jaideep Das <address@hidden> writes:

> John A Pershing Jr wrote:

>>  No, the region has not been deselected.  All that has happened is
>> that the "active" flag has been cleared.  The indent/outdent functions
>> ignore the "active" flag.

> How do you reactivate the region.

Exchanging point and mark (C-x C-x, by default) will reactivate the
region.  However, unless you are invoking a function that behaves
differently depending on whether the region is active or not, you
generally don't have to do this.  For instance, in your previous query
about repeatedly in/outdenting the region, it doesn't matter whether the
region is "active" -- it will still get in/outdented.

[I'm beginning to think it was a mistake to turn on transient mark mode
by default; it seems to be generating more confusion than it is worth.]

  -jp


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