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Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: `*' interactive spec in some text-killing functions
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 22:59:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 6/27/07, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Please read the history.  This feature has been added 15 years ago.
> Emacs is big. I didn't know it. I don't use that feature (and now that
> I know it, I still don't think I'll ever use it). What's the problem
> with asking?
>> Would you also forbid enabling auto-fill-mode or abbrev-mode in a
>> read-only buffer?
> Perhaps. If they cause confusion.

I don't see what confusion is caused by being able to switch from
insert-mode to overwrite-mode and back in a readonly buffer.  Would
you also prohibit switching _off_ overwrite-mode?  If yes, why?  If
no, why?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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