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Re: Transient mark mode (was: Changes to emacs/lisp/progmodes/grep.el)

From: Paul Pogonyshev
Subject: Re: Transient mark mode (was: Changes to emacs/lisp/progmodes/grep.el)
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 03:20:11 +0300
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> > (I suspect transient-mark-mode is not so popular, at least not with me.)
> Seeing how much tmm-specific code has been written, I tend to believe
> the opposite.  I suspect tmm is unpopular among Emacs veterans but I
> also suspect that GUI-happy users have a hard time believing that it's not
> enabled by default.

Well, if you are interested, here is my opinion.  I'm not a Emacs veteran
(used to use "modern-conventional" editors like those where you select
text with Shift pressed until about 1.5 years ago).

I never (literally never) use mouse for editing text, and so I don't quite
understand how to work without transient mark.  When tmm is disabled, I
never see what part of text I'm working with and memorizing mark position
is extremely inconvenient.  So, for me tmm is vital when I want to work
with arbitrary regions (M-d, C-k and the like are not always enough).


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