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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:53:49 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Personally I think that the traditional Emacs way of setting mark should
>     have neither delete-selection nor transient-mark by default.  The reason
>     is that Emacs has two distinct uses for the mark - as a mark, and as one
>     end of the region. Transient-mark-mode and delete-selection-mode really
>     only apply when the mark is used as one end of the region, and get in
>     the way when the intention is to use the mark as a mark.
> The reason I don't agree with this is that Transient Mark mode
> is very useful with the traditional Emacs mark commands.
> (I have mark-even-if-inactive set to t, which is what makes
> Transient Mark mode acceptable.)

Can we perhaps highlight the region in a different color, so the user is
not so surprised that it acts differently than a region set using the

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