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Re: AW: delete-selection-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: AW: delete-selection-mode
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:01:16 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> >> You can set the mark, move somewhere else, type stuff 
>> >> there, and return using C-x C-x, again typing stuff there,
>> >> without destroying anything you have written.
>> > You can still do that with delete-selection-mode turned on; you just
>> > need to hit C-g to deactivate the mark before starting typing in the
>> > new location.
>> And get a bell.  In the course of a normal editing operation.
> Oh please. Is this what this has boiled down to? The bell?

C-g *is* a problem.  Not just because of the bell, but also because of
the slight time delay (caused by the bell); because it flushes the
key buffer; because it interrupts a macro-recoding, ...
It's not the end of the world, but it's not a very satisfactory answer.


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