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bug#42663: 28.0.50; rectangle-mark-mode does not behave as documented wh
bug#42663: 28.0.50; rectangle-mark-mode does not behave as documented when transient-mark-mode is off
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:12:38 +0300
> From: Sean Whitton <email@example.com>
> Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:19:22 -0700
> rectangle-mark-mode's docstring says
> Toggle the region as rectangular. Activates the region if needed.
> Only lasts until the region is deactivated.
> However, when Transient Mark mode is off,
> 1) the region does not get activated by C-x SPC;
> 2) the mode lasts until the mark is subsequently activated and then
> deactivated again; and
> 3) rectangle-mark-mode works inconsistently until the mark is activated:
> killing the region kills the rectangle, but C-x C-x does not rotate
> through the four corners of the rectangle.
> I think the simplest fix might be for rectangle-mark-mode to activate
> the mark even when Transient Mark mode is off. I think I'll probably
> add that to my own configuration, where Transient Mark mode is off.
I'm not sure the current behavior you described is a bug. You seem to
be so confident it is that you haven't even provide an explanation why
you think so, and a naïve reading of the doc string doesn't make that
obvious (e.g., "if needed" could cover item 1). In general, when
transient-mark-mode is off, Emacs behaves differently than when it's
on, and that's by design.
So could you please provide a more detailed explanation why you think
these are bugs?