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bug#7260: 24.0.50; DEL screwed up

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#7260: 24.0.50; DEL screwed up
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 16:16:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
>> Bad idea.  If C-x C-x does not enable the mark, it becomes impossible to
>> exchange point and mark while activating the region.
> I don't follow you.  `C-u C-x C-x' would do that, wouldn't it?

Ah yes, now I recall: the idea was to flip the meaning of ARG in
exchange-point-and-mark, yes?  This is not a bad idea in principle.  But
the effects may be strange.  It would mean that, when the mark is
active, you need to do C-u C-x C-x to exchange point and mark without
deactivating the mark, which is inconvenient.  So this may need

For this change, please post your proposed change as a patch to
emacs-devel, for others to comment, instead of checking it in directly.

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