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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: Chad Brown
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:22:11 -0700

On Mar 18, 2010, at 11:35 AM, David Kastrup wrote:

> "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
>> The risk you describe exists in theory, and I suppose it occurs
>> occasionally in practice. But honestly, my impression is that you
>> simply have not used d-s-mode much or this would not be a problem in
>> practice.
>> 99.999% (no, no proof; just a guess) of computer users out there use
>> this "risky" behavior everyday, all day long, without exploding (and
>> without Emac's powerful undo as a remedy).
> It is an occasional occuring nuisance in one-line entry lines (where it
> causes extra work), and it would be a perfect menace on multi-line
> entry, but I don't know of any multi-line entry fields in applications
> that don't have undo, most particular not with text editors.
> So please match your descriptions of "the rest of the world" to existing
> realities.

Every web browser any new user is likely to use, anywhere, every time.  This 
will be at least 50% of the experience of new users -- probably more, and 
growing every day.

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