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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:41:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I am suggesting that having a usable mark should not imply an active
>> region.  But that is more or less the premise of transient-mark-mode.
> I don't understand in what way TMM requires or enforces that "a usable
> mark implies an active region".

It may be mitigated with mark-even-if-inactive, but that is rather
recent development.  Before that, you could use the mark (like with C-w
or so) only when the region was also active: the region was active
exactly when the mark was active, and the mark was not usable at all
(except for very few commands like C-x C-x) unless it was active.

>> (and temporary transient-mark mode is really a life saver:
> Thank you ;-)

The thanks are on my side.  It was somewhat of a nuisance not to be able
to use active-region commands, but the price of regular tmm-mode was
simply too high.

David Kastrup

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