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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:11:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Solving problems in perfect generality without bothering to look at them
is not necessarily the most effective recipe for actual progress.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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