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Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: Enabling Transient Mark Mode by default
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:53:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Bastien Guerry <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:
>> Bastien <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> For people who use the mark(s) for navigational purposes, pushing the
>>>> mark is an operation comparable to saving point to a register.
>>>> So the fact that TMM starts to highlight the text between that mark and
>>>> point is just a hassle.
>>> What about this:
>>>   C-SPC  set the mark and temporarily turn on Transient Mark mode
>>>     C-@  only sets the mark
>>> C-SPC C-SPC would be used to temporarily negate transient-mark-mode.
>>> (For now it does not *negate* it, it turns it on temporarily.)
>> Veto.
>> I think the current behavior is quite convenient and fits the needs of
>> those who don't want a permanent transient-mark-mode best.
> My point is that there are really two ways of having the active region
> highlighted by default: either by setting transient-mark-mode to t, or
> by letting C-SPC turn Transient Mark mode temporarily on.

The difference is that in the case of setting transient-mark-mode to t I
can still put (transient-mark-mode -1) in my .emacs file to get back the
old behavior.  In case of the later "solution" there would be no way to
get back the original behavior -- or am I mistaken?

Sascha Wilde  :  "The PROPER way to handle HTML postings is to cancel
the article, then hire a hitman to kill the poster, his wife and kids,
and fuck his dog and smash his computer into little bits. Anything
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