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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:31:57 +0100

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 4:53 AM, Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> mouse.

I think it is a very good suggestion to be able to have one color for
regions that act in way compatible with almost every editing
environment and one that acts in the way special to Emacs.

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