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bug#6174: 23.2; mouse-sel-mode doc is misleading

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#6174: 23.2; mouse-sel-mode doc is misleading
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 21:32:30 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> From what I could gather by experimenting, 99.99% of the behavior that
>> is documented is already the mouse behavior in Emacs, that is, with
>> mouse-sel-mode turned off.
>> AFAICT, the only real difference is that when the mode is turned on the
>> selection is not copied to the kill-ring.  The kill-ring is unaffected,
>> except if you do some specific extra things.

> [...]

>> If I had to guess, I'd guess that this doc has never been updated since
>> Emacs itself adopted the same selection behavior.  And that was eons
>> ago.  IOW, maybe mouse-sel-mode was just the first code to provide such
>> behavior - dunno.

> Yes, looking at the documentation, I think that's right.

> Perhaps mouse-sel-mode should be marked as deprecated?

Probably.  Let's do that for Emacs-24.2.


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