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Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful

From: Sebastian Rose
Subject: Re: C-d deleting region considered harmful
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:02:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:06:08 +0200
>> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> > From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> > Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:45:25 +0200
>> > 
>> > > Deleting an active region with Backspace is a bad idea, IMO: that's
>> > > not how other apps behave, while this feature exists to be compatible
>> > > with other apps.
>> > 
>> > Just tried it in the location bar of firefox.  Backspace certainly does
>> > delete an active region there.
>> Firefox does a lot of things that others don't.
> And in any case, hitting <Delete> is a customary op, so removing it is
> not a good idea.
> P.S.  Note that I don't use active regions at all, so my personal
> habits will not be affected either way.

This change has removed a reaonable distinction between deleting a
character (C-d) and deleting a region (C-w) which was a good thing.

Yet another bad change.

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