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Re: Highlighting rectangles?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Highlighting rectangles?
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:56:06 -0500

> On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 11:10:59 -0700 (MST), Richard Stallman <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
> > 
> >     It is obvious, that it is not as easy as it seems, because he must first
> >     decide, what should be highlighted (region/rectangle). What should be 
> > done
> >     here? Do we miss something like that?
> > 
> > The idea seems natural, but because of this difficulty, I suspect it
> > won't actually be useful.
> > 
> > Yes, we could introduce a command that says "highlight a rectantle
> > instead of a region."  But that would not be very convenient on its own
> > and would not fit naturally with the existing Emacs command set.
> I have implemented block (rectangle) highlighting some years ago, but
> I'm not using the point-mark system. I have a different system of marks
> (characters mark - same as Emacs original point-mark, line marks that
> marks whole lines, and block marks - opposite corners of rectangle).
> I have 3 commands for marking, 1 for each type. The highlighting is
> done according to the mark type.

There's also rect-mark.el (not part of Emacs) and cua-mode.el
(which isn't part of Emacs yet, but is planned for inclusion.
BTW, why not include it now ?).


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