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bug#11989: mark region unreliable in 24.1

From: Wendy Elmer
Subject: bug#11989: mark region unreliable in 24.1
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:48:51 -0400

On Sun, 2012-07-22 at 05:39 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I then move the cursor to the end of the region I want to mark.  I then
> do something like CTL-w or ALT-w to cut or copy the region.  Sometimes
> the region gets marked and sometimes it doesn't.  I read through the

Could you be more specific?  "The region gets marked" means (to me) that
the region gets highlighted, which should already happen while you "move
the cursor to the end of the region".  So do you see the region being
highlighted while you move the "cursor" (which I call point)?  If you
do, then what is it that really "doesn't work"?

Try to be super specific since most likely the thing that matters is
for you an irrelevant detail you don't even notice.

The region doesn't get highlighted.   When the region gets marked correctly and then I do an ALT-w for example, the cursor will bounce back to the the location that was marked with the CTL-spc and then back to point at the end of the region.  Then if I do a CTL-y, the region I marked will be yanked and pasted.  When it doesn't work, when I do an ALT-w, the cursor does not bounce back to the mark.  And then of course when I do a CTL-y, nothing is yanked back because the mark did not work properly.

So, what seems to not be working reliably is:
do a CTL-spc to set mark
move the cursor to another location with the mouse by clicking with the left mouse button
then do CTL-w or ALT-w

at the point of the CTL-w or ALT-w it is like the mark is not set any more because the cursor does not bounce back to the CTL-spc location

Since I am running Debian, I have set the emacs alternative back to version 23 and setting the mark always works.

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