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Re: delete-selection-mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:48:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Unfortunately, shift-selection is already fundamentally different from
> selecting the region with C-SPC and C-x C-x.  With shift-selection
> typing a key that is not shift-translated deactivates the region.  It
> seems this difference is impossible to avoid because typing
> non-shifted keys is how beginners expect to deselect the region.

My original point was to make shift-selection the same as
mouse-selection.  I don't know shift-selection well enough to say with
confidence that your argument would also apply to folding it with
mouse-selection.  I don't think so.

David Kastrup

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