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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:33:44 +0100

On Feb 20, 2008 2:09 PM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> No.  What is most usable.  We want Emacs to be the best editor
> available, not the most similar to lesser products.

It can be the best editor available even if some defaults (similar to
those of "lesser products") make life easier for newbies.

> Transient-mark-mode messes with the normal work flow (and the active
> region) in a way that is not helpful.  It is not even actually similar
> to what other software does with regions.

I was commenting on general policy; I don't particularly care about
transient mark mode.

> On deactivating something that he doesn't like?

On Emacs.


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