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Re: ispell-region with M-$ in transient-mark-mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: ispell-region with M-$ in transient-mark-mode
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:45:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:
>> What is wrong with `C-x C-u'?  The region case commands are not used
>> that often that two keystrokes is too much.
> Because they are not used very often, it is hard to remember two
> different bindings for upcase.
> M-u in a region would mean "upcase every word in the region".
> M-$ in a region would mean "ispell every word in the region".
> That is simple and intuitive (IMO), at least with
> transient-mark-mode.

I am not so sure about that.  It is simple and intuitive if you have
_temporary_ transient-mark-mode enabled, possibly by using the mouse.
In this case we have an explicit act that set up the region.  However,
for people that use pc-selection-mode or just transient-mark-mode,
there often is an _unintended_ transient region.  I am not so sure
that it is intuitive in that case if it affects the word commands.

Now I am of the opinion that _permanent_ transient-mark-mode and its
cousins are an abomination in user interface design if I ever saw one.
But they are something we _also_ need to think of when saying
something like "at least with transient-mark-mode".

With _temporary_ transient-mark-mode, I share your opinion.  But not
with the permanent one.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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