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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:15:05 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> My view is that we should never make something default in Emacs if
> it's likely to provoke the angry reaction "How do I disable this
> *!£$ing thing?".  delete-select-mode falls into this latter category.
> So does transient-mark-mode.

So do fringes, toolbars, menus, scrollbars, the splash screen, syntax
highlighting and almost every other change we've made to Emacs over the

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