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Re: draft for DEL key poll

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: draft for DEL key poll
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:38:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>I'm planning the poll about DEL.  Here is a draft for comments.  (I
>will also write a poll about completion.)
>In Emacs 24, now in pretest, a change is being considered for DEL
>(often the Backspace key) and the Delete function key.  When there is
>an active region, they would delete the region instead of just one
>character.  This is enabled by default in the current pretest, so
>building and using the pretest is a way to test it.
>Are you in favor of this change?  How strongly do you feel
>about the matter?
>We don't want to just "count votes" -- we want to understand
>how this affects users.  So if you care about the issue,
>please tell us how the change affects your editing.
>What are the cases where you find it helpful?
>What are the cases where you find it inconvenient?
>How would you describe your level of Emacs experience?
>Please send your responses to address@hidden

It would be great to have some elisp I could evaluate to test this
change before I vote in a poll about it.


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