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Re: `inhibit-mark-movement'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `inhibit-mark-movement'
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 11:59:55 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> What I'm trying to suggest is that commands should not modify active mark
> in Transient Mark mode _by side effect_.  Commands like M-h are fine to
> modify mark, because they _activate_ it.  If command is not meant to
> activate mark and the mark is active, the command should not touch it at
> all, because I activated mark exactly where I wanted it to be.  If the
> mark is inactive, commands can alter it, because this is not intrusive
> for Transient Mark mode users and is useful for popping to previous mark
> positions.

That sounds right.  And IIUC this change would only affect users of
transient-mark-mde, i.e. users who are likely to actually immediately *see*
when the behavior is different from what they expect.


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